What We Talk About When We Talk About Love | Study Guide

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love | Story Summaries


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Why Don't You Dance? A man stands in the kitchen of his now-empty house, drinking whiskey and looking out the window. He has moved into the y... Read More
Viewfinder A first-person male narrator describes what happens after a man with chrome hooks for hands comes to the door to sell hi... Read More
Mr. Coffee and Mr. Fixit The first-person male narrator describes his life as it was three years ago, when he was unemployed, wrestling with seve... Read More
Gazebo The narrator, Duane, tells the story of his marriage to Holly and how it ended. The two have locked themselves in a suit... Read More
I Could See the Smallest Things Hearing the noise of her gate opening, the narrator, Nancy, gets out of bed and looks out the window. She expects to see... Read More
Sacks Les, the story's first-person narrator, describes meeting his estranged father in an airport lounge, during this brief s... Read More
The Bath On his eighth birthday a boy is hit by a car as he walks to school. During the time scheduled for his birthday party, he... Read More
Tell the Women We're Going Since their childhood in the 1950s, best friends Jerry and Bill have shared everything they could, from cars to clothes ... Read More
After the Denim "After the Denim" is narrated in third-person close, by a narrator with insight into James Packer's interior world. Now ... Read More
So Much Water So Close to Home Claire, the story's first-person narrator, relates how every spring her husband Stuart goes fishing with his friends, wh... Read More
The Third Thing That Killed My Father Off Jack Fraser, the story's narrator, grew up in Yakima, Washington. His father, Del, worked at the local sawmill with a pe... Read More
A Serious Talk On Christmas day Burt goes to his former home to exchange presents with his estranged wife Vera and their children. The ... Read More
The Calm An unnamed male narrator relates an experience he once had during a haircut. The narrator has been to this barber before... Read More
Popular Mechanics A man stands in his bedroom packing a suitcase. He is leaving his infant and the infant's mother. Dirty snowmelt darkens... Read More
Everything Stuck to Him A young woman visits her father at Christmas and asks to hear a story about her childhood. She is "a survivor from top t... Read More
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love The narrator, Nick, is sitting at his friend Mel McGinnis's kitchen table along with his wife, Laura, and Mel's second w... Read More
One More Thing "One More Thing" is narrated in the third person by a narrator with insight into the thoughts of LD, the alcoholic husba... Read More
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