Lost in the City: Stories - Lost in the City and His Mother's House Summary & Analysis

Edward P. Jones
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Lost in the City and His Mother's House Summary

In Lost in the City, Lydia Walsh is an unmarried professional woman living in a gated community. Although her employment is not explained in the story, it does involve attending social functions of business. She habitually meets men and takes them home for sexual intercourse. She is a heavy drinker and uses cocaine heavily. Her friend, Gail Saunders, also drinks heavily and presumably leads a similar lifestyle. At the opening of the story, Lydia is in bed with a strange man when the telephone rings in the middle of the night and a hospital informs her that Cornelia, her mother, has died. The news is not unexpected but is still shocking. She dresses and calls a cab. Entering the cab, she declares that her mother has died and that...

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