Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories - House Fire Summary & Analysis

Yiyun Li
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House Fire Summary

There are six women who met two years ago in a park. The women bond over their concerns for their children, hoping they will marry soon and give them grandchildren. Some of the six women have tried to match their children together but it has not worked. Still they remain friends. Then one afternoon one of the women learns her husband has been cheating on her and her friends get together to find the mistress for her. It does not save the woman's marriage, but it begins a new business for the women. They begin taking cases of women who want to find their lovers' mistresses. In time the success of their business becomes public knowledge and a documentary is made of them.

The women watch the documentary and enjoy it. However, they stop getting calls for their services. The women...

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