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Can't and Won't - Section One: Bloomington, The Cook's Lesson, At the Bank, Awake in the Night Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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Bloomington

This story almost doesn’t qualify as a story as it is, literally, one compound sentence. She states that since visiting Bloomington, she can say with confidence that she still doesn’t believe she’s been there.

The Cook’s Lesson

In this short story the protagonist has taken a cooking class with a very young French teacher. The student asks about the king of France and remarks that France is now a republic. The teacher says she could care less. The author is struck with the wisdom of the comment.

At the Bank

The protagonist has taken some loose change to the bank to be counted. There is a contest whereby if the person bringing in the change can guess close to the amount being counted that the person will...

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