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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Fever Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Fever Summary

The girl's father is a sporadic part of her life, joining his family on his weekend leaves. His unavailability drives her mother into silence that she would pull over the two of them after he left. The girl sleeps in her mother's bed and listens to her breathe. She lives on her mother's sorrow like a houseplant that doesn't get enough light.

Fever Analysis

The absence of her father in her life increases the girl's dependence on her mother, who is incapable of giving much due to her own disappointment and unhappiness. The girl considers her mother's sorrow a sweet thing, however, possibly because the girl is still young and that's all she has ever known.

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