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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories Chapter Summary & Analysis - Kindness Summary

Yiyun Li
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Kindness Summary

Chapter 1. Moyan is a forty-one year old woman who has lived in the same apartment all her life, never married, and taught at a third tier elementary school her entire career. Moyan has recently learned that her lieutenant in the army has died. Moyan wonders why the death announcement was sent to her because she never considered the lieutenant her friend.

Moyan recalls her first day in the army. Moyan registered and met Lieutenant Wei, a beautiful woman only a few years older than Moyan. Moyan withstands the stare of Lieutenant Wei because she has always been an object of fascination for her mother and is used to being scrutinized. As the first arrival of the company, Moyan is alone to check out her new surroundings even as she is expected to mop the floors for the lieutenant. The lieutenant comes back and makes Moyan mop the...

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