Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “Aunt Telephone” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

In the story “Aunt Telephone” Susan revered Milo, a psychiatrist and friend of the family. She had hoped she would develop some sort of psychological condition so that Milo would have to work with her and, perhaps, write a paper about her condition. Since her babysitter was sick, Susan had to attend an adult party with her mother. While there, Susan was stopped by a lady on the patio who made a comment about Susan’s attentive aunt, referring to Milo. Susan went inside and loudly told her mother what had happened even though her mother hushed her and then dragged her out of the room. Susan’s mother told her to stop talking about the encounter as it would hurt Milo’s feelings. At that point, Susan didn't want to do anything to hurt Milo’s feelings.

Susan relates that Milo was...

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