The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Character Descriptions

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Narratorappears in River of Names

This character tells childhood stories of death and abuse concerning the entire extended family.

Walterappears in All the Way in Flagstaff, Arizona

This character is an alcoholic whose relationships with family members are unhappy and destructive.

Nickappears in A Vintage Thunderbird

This character is involved in a failing love relationship which is symbolized in the story by an old, classic car.

Emilyappears in Talk of Heroes

This character is called upon at a meeting to speak for the guest speaker who is too drunk to make the speech.

Doloresappears in The Darling

This character is a serial killer who is very well-read, and often alludes to certain pieces of literature.

Narratorappears in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta

This character meets someone outside of an AA meeting whose own addictions help confirm the character's decision of sobriety.

Louiseappears in The Fat Girl

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