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Islands in the Stream Summary
Ernest Hemingway

Everything you need to understand or teach Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway.

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Islands in the Stream Summary

Plot Summary

Thomas Hudson lives in a strongly built house on the island of Bimini off the coast of Florida, the most western island in the Caribbean. The house sits on the highest point of land between the harbor and the open sea. Clear green phosphorescent water fills the view, and beneath that off-white sand, with palm trees near the house.

An artist who paints island scenes for a living, Thomas welcomes his three sons—Tom, David, and Andrew—when they come to visit for five weeks during the summer. Tom is the firstborn whose mother, Ginny Watson, is Thomas's first wife. His second former wife gave birth to the other two boys.

Shortly before the boys arrive, Roger Davis gets into a fight with an unsavory rich tourist. A former boxer, Roger easily beats the man to a pulp. The man later threatens Roger with a shotgun...

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