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...

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