10:04 - Five Summary & Analysis

Ben Lerner
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The narrator and Alex have dinner one evening with Alex’s mom and stepdad. They talk about whether or not the first moon landings ever actually occurred, or whether it was an invented reality to distract the public from the Vietnam War. That night in the guestroom in the basement, the narrator and Alex get high using weed through a vaporizer, and have sex. Upstairs, the narrator finds Alex’s stepfather, Rick, on cancer message boards online. Rick confesses that he keeps hoping his wife, Emma, will be faking cancer the way that his girlfriend, Ashley, did in college. The narrator ends up putting his relationship with Alena on hold to keep having sex with Alex, who cannot handle the narrator sleeping with someone else while she is trying to get pregnant. The narrator later goes in to the hospital to have his heart...

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