The Necessary Grace to Fall Summary
Gina Ochsner

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The Necessary Grace to Fall Summary

Gina Ochsner's story, “The Necessary Grace to Fall,” is the title story in her award-winning collection published in 2002. It tells the story of Howard, a well-meaning but mediocre man who works in the claims department of an insurance company. As he processes insurance claims made on behalf of the dead, Howard becomes morbidly fascinated by death. He is trapped in a bad marriage, and his life seems to be going downhill, but at the...

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