American Short Story Masterpieces - Water Liars, Letters from the Samantha, Ile Forest, The Magic Barrel, Shiloh Summary & Analysis

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Water Liars, Letters from the Samantha, Ile Forest, The Magic Barrel, Shiloh Summary

In "Water Liars," a man escapes to a pier off Farte Cove to escape the knowledge that his wife had lovers before meeting him. On Farte Cove, several old men tell tall stories. One man, the son of the founder of the cove, tells of ghosts he has seen on the island. Another claims God helped someone pull fish from the river without bait. They also speak of seeing ghosts of the Yazoo River founder and of Farte himself. The man suddenly thinks of his wife's teenage lovers and is ill. Another man speaks of hearing noises he takes for a ghost only to find his teenage daughter having sex. The narrator has the man over for drinks and realizes they are bound together by...

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