Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “The Story” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

Justin and Judith da Costa and another couple, Harry and Lucienne Savitsky, meet for their annual dinner together at a new restaurant, the Hussar. The atmosphere of the restaurant and the conversation between the two very different couples were tense. Harry kept expecting his wife to tell the story of her experience with the Nazi party. Her father had been captured by the SS but had ensured his son was not taken by pretending not to know him. Harry had even heard Lucienne tell the story to perfect strangers. He noticed that she did not tell it to the da Costas, even after they asked about her father. When dinner was finished, Harry noticed how quick Lucinenne was ready to leave.

Analysis

The tension between the parents of both sides of a married couple was described in this short story. The two couples...

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