Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “Hanging Fire” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

Nancy Hoskin returned home to her mother, aunt, and cousin after attending a friend’s wedding in the story “Hanging Fire.” She’d recently graduated cum laude from college. As she walked home from the bus stop her tennis coach, a man upon whom she had a crush, asked her if she’d like a ride. Nancy refused. At home, Nancy thought about what she wanted to do with her life. She had only come up with one profession which she thought she would like, a governess. But, she wasn’t even sure if people still hired governesses or not. Her friend, Carl, wanted her to marry him. However, Nancy wrote him back telling him she couldn’t accept his proposal. She lived with her female relatives for the summer and continued taking tennis lessons. One day she asked the tennis coach to...

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