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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Bitter Grounds, and Other People Summary & Analysis

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Bitter Grounds, and Other People Summary

In "Bitter Grounds," the narrator goes to the store one day and decides to just keep driving. He throws his phone away and withdraws all his money. He sleeps in his car, and one night stops at a motel. As he is leaving, he encounters a man who is desperately trying to get a taxi. He offers to give him a lift. The man tells him he is a professor of anthropology, and that he is traveling to a conference in New Orleans. His car broke down and he came to the motel, but now needs to get back to the car to meet the pick-up truck. When they get there, however, he has forgotten his wallet. The narrator agrees to travel back to the motel to get the wallet and return. It takes him...

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