Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories - If You Were a Horse Summary & Analysis

Ghassan Kanafani
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If You Were a Horse Summary

Father always tells his son that he wishes his son were a horse so he could put a bullet through his brain. Father only says it to his son, no one else. The son believes his father hates him and horses, but with time, he abandons this idea after learning that his father used to love horses. One day, when his father is very happy, his son asks him why he says such a thing. His father replies that sometimes it is necessary to kill a horse. The son asks if his father hates him, but his father assures him that he does not hate him; he is afraid of him. The son loves his father who suddenly abandoned everything in the country after his wife died shortly after giving birth to their son. Father...

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