Come to Me - “Faultlines,” p. 101-110 Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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In the story, "Faultlines" Henry starts off explaining to the reader that the only reason his boys have a father at home right now is because the woman he really loves, named Mary, doesn’t love him back. Marie, his wife, is jealous and angry, but doesn’t say why she stays with Henry. And, in a hurtful move, Henry has invited Mary and her husband over for a meal. As she prepares dinner, Marie wants to prepare herself for what to expect, and asks Henry what Mary is like. He wants to tell her how beautiful and smart Mary is, but doesn’t want to make Marie mad before their guests arrive. He then realizes that once Marie sees for herself, she’ll be mad anyway. He decides not to elaborate on Mary’s finer points and prepares himself for dinner...

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