A Day in the Dark Summary & Study Guide

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"A Day in the Dark" is set in Moher, a town on the west coast of Ireland. The story is narrated by Barbie, who looks back on herself as a fifteen year-old-girl and begins this story with a description of a row of houses under the bridge and the center of her town—its intermingling of houses with a "faded air of importance" and a main street that "prospers." She then turns to a history of Miss Banderry, one of the last of a once prominent family. Miss Banderry, who now owns some property and a profitable farm nearby, had insisted on getting half of the profits of the family mills, which eventually drove her "hopeless" brother to suicide. The narrator's uncle has had "dealings" with Miss Banderry and the two have fallen "into talk," especially about magazine and journal articles that she gave him...

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