Friend of My Youth: Stories - Oranges and Apples Summary & Analysis

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Oranges and Apples Summary

Murray is the son of the local department store owner in a small town. He inherited the store from his father but lost it due to financial troubles and bad business decisions. He is married to Barbara, who used to work in the store when she was younger. They now own a holiday resort with cabins for tourists, which Murray built while Barbara handled the finances. Beyond managing the resort and doing the cooking, Barbara likes to sit and read. She has never had any ambitions to go to college or get a career.

Now Barbara and Murray are driving to the doctor to get the results of a test. Barbara has found a lump in her backside and thinks it may be cancer. As they pass an old farm, the story goes into a flashback about a Polish...

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