The Beet Queen - Part 2, Chapter 9, 1954 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 9, 1954 Summary

Wallace Pfef. Wallace tells everyone that a pretty young woman in a photograph he keeps in his home is his fiancye who has since died. However, the woman in the picture is not someone Wallace has ever known; rather, it is simply a picture that was in the frame when he bought it. This lie makes it possible for Wallace to remain single without people questioning it. Wallace knows he is homosexual after his affair with Karl, and he is still in love with Karl. When Karl returned to town the year before, he came to stay with Wallace for two weeks. Wallace did all he could to make Karl happy, but Karl still left. A few weeks later, while following a stray dog to Celestine's, a few miles down the road from his home, Wallace saw Celestine and Karl together...

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