Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “Elder Jinks” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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In the story “Elder Jinks,” Grace and Gustave get married after meeting one another at Bosky’s Wild Animal Preserve on Cape Cod. After the wedding Gustave’s sister had hinted to Grace that she seemed the type who would easily overlook Gustave’s tantrums. When Grace asked for details, the sister would not elaborate. The two were alone for the first time in their short married life when Gustave went to a conference in Chicago and left Grace behind. She had surprise visitors Lee, Lee, and Hal Karsh. They had brought their instruments, and all four enjoyed playing together. Grace cooked chili and left the pan unwashed. Hal, who had been an old friend of Grace’s, wondered if Gustave really knew all about her. Lee and Lee had brought marijuana, and the next day the four smoked together. They were playing...

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