The Question and Answer section for On the Road is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Sabine River can be found on Page 158. Note, my copy maybe different than your own.
Sal views alcohol as an escape.
To everyone except for Sal, Dean is a failure. On the Road is Sal's story, though, and his attempt to make everyone else understand in what way Dean is a hero. In fact, to Sal, Dean is more than a hero: Sal sees something saintlike about...