Objects & Places from The Best American Short Stories of the Century

Katrina Kenison
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Yellow Guitar that appears in The Hitch-Hikers

This object is owned by a man who dies. It is then given to a little boy.

Henry'sappears in The Killers

This is what two men enter and tie up the attendant, the cook, and a customer.

Bowlappears in Janus

This object is a good luck charm that helps to sell houses.

Shawlappears in The Shawl

This object is said to be magical, and it is taken away by the owner's sister. The owner is killed as a consequence.

Keyappears in The Key

This object breaks and forces the owner to rely on the kindness of neighbors.

Purseappears in Theft

This object is the subject of a thwarted theft.

Car Rental Officeappears in A City of Churches

This is something which the residents do not need.

Boatappears in My Dead Brother Comes to America

This object is from the Ukraine.

Microscopeappears in The Rotifer

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