London Transports - Holland Park Summary & Analysis

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Holland Park Summary

An unnamed narrator asks Malcolm and Melissa if she may bring her friend Alice, with whom she regularly jokes about Malcolm and Melissa's excessive perfection in all they do, to a dinner party . Each is in an unsatisfying relationships with married men. At the party, Alice's popularity irrationally annoys the narrator. Shocked to realize that the hosts believe that they are lesbians and bend over backwards to show acceptance, the narrator worries about whether she and Alice will be able to laugh about this or if the possibility will destroy their friendship.

Holland Park Analysis

"Holland Park" deals with homosexuality. Set in a fashionable part of central London, it opens portraying a jet-setting couple who are so perfect that everyone hates them irrationally inviting the unnamed narrator to a dinner party, a kind of reunion of the crowd that had vacationed...

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