Friend of My Youth: Stories - Five Points Summary & Analysis

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Brenda is cheating on her husband Cornelius with Neil, a man who is working a temporary building contract on the beach. Cornelius used to work in the mine before he had an accident. Now he and Brenda run a shop that sells second-hand items, and it is here that she first met Neil. She goes to meet him in secret at his trailer, always trying to make sure she isn't seen or caught. This is where the story takes place.

Neil tells Brenda about a Croatian family who moved to the small town, Five Points, where Neil lived as a boy. The Croatian family opened a sweet shop, which their eldest daughter Maria took over the main responsibility of running. She was an unattractive girl who was desperate for some kind of relationship with boys. She started paying the younger boys...

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