The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor - "The Heart of the Park" Summary & Analysis

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"The Heart of the Park" Summary

Enoch Emery reappears in this story, but is a bit more brazen than in "The Peeler." He is working at a local city park and it is summertime, and the pool is open. He wears a pea-green uniform with yellow piping and saunters around, always visiting the pool area first, where he hides in bushes up the slope and spies on women sunbathing, some with their straps pulled down. He has also discovered something in the center of the park in a glass display case with a typewritten card. He considers the case a powerful secret, which he longs to share with someone. He thinks today will be the day he will meet the person to whom he can show this secret. His blood tells him that person will come today. Emery has...

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