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A Manual For Cleaning Women - Stories 32-37 Summary & Analysis

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“So Long” is a first person narrative in which Lou is having an affair with Max and she loves to hear his voice. She has been living in Mexico City for about a year and rarely leaves the apartment where she is with Sally. She understands that she has been here long enough to have a life separate from before and she tries “to remember who I was in English” (253). She has made peace with her drinking problem and reflects on her past marriages. She married Jude after her first marriage failed and then later began an affair with Max. The difficulties in her marriage to Jude seemed to be handle in bed rather than verbally. One night she sees Max with a hypodermic needle and learns he is a heroin addict. They had two sons together, but the relationship suffered because “he...

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