They are rich in water and other resources and the area of the Great Lakes extend more than km. On a particular night they go out looking for trouble, and trouble is what they find.
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Boyle for short, is an unreliable narrator. However, it happened and he was now in a situation he could not control, filled with very real consequences he was not prepared for. Both are coming-of-age stories that teach some sort of lesson to the protagonist at the end.
Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" have many similarities as well as differences as coming-of-age stories. Nor, he suspected, could she read him.
They all want to go to Greasy Lake to unwind before going home. They could learn from their mistakes or continue down a path of self-destruction. Implications from the narrator are that they found out the hard way that being bad is bad, and the horrible consequences they experience turn out to be far greater than the benefits.