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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now


by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now Chapter 9 Summary

  • Sutter works at Mr. Leon's Fine Men's Clothing store.
  • He's not crazy about the job, but at least there aren't many customers. Mostly he just folds shirts.
  • It depresses him to have to sell suits to young guys, since it reminds him that he's going to have to enter the real world soon, too.
  • Sutter's good at selling, but he doesn't like it.
  • His stepdad—a.k.a. Geech—got him the job through some connections he had.But it's not all bad. Sutter's boss, Bob Lewis, is pretty awesome.
  • Bob is always coming up with new get-rich-quick ideas for businesses, but he never actually acts on them.
  • He's completely focused on his wife and kids. Sutter really admires their family.
  • So, Sutter asks Bob for advice about the situation with Cassidy.
  • Oh, and by the way – Sutter's drinking whiskey. At work. Even though Bob's asked him not to. Nice.
  • Bob tells him he should go visit her tonight with roses and apologize.

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