Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories - The Proprietress Summary & Analysis

Yiyun Li
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The Proprietress Summary

A woman comes to interview Mrs. Jin, the proprietress of a small store across the street from the county jail. The woman had originally come to interview Susu, a young woman whose husband has been convicted of causing the death of his female boss after she made sexual advances toward him. Susu has asked the judge to allow her to have a baby with her husband before his execution, but he refused her. The reporter is so impressed with Mrs. Jin, however, that she decides to do the article about her.

Mrs. Jin is a clearheaded business woman who bought the store years ago with her husband. Mrs. Jin has always run the store, charging out of town strangers more than others, often giving things to the women who come to the prison to visit their husbands and lovers a lower...

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