Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “How to Fall” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

Jocelyn “Joss” Hoyle, the sidekick to the great comic Herschel Bloomberg, began getting fan mail from a person who identified herself as The Lady in Green in the story “How to Fall.” He hid the letters from his wife but wondered why because she wouldn’t have noticed it even if he had left them out in plain sight. She still grieved because their one daughter had been born mentally retarded. They made a trip each Friday to visit the overweight girl at the inpatient facility where she stayed. His wife, Mary, had refused to have another child.

Joss began memorizing each of the letters sent to him by The Lady in Green. In the letters she told him that while the public enjoyed Happy’s jokes, it was Joss that the public needed. She mentioned in one letter that Happy depended...

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