Men Without Women: Stories - Scheherazade Summary & Analysis

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The story is told from the third-person and focuses, at first, on Habara. Habara was a shut-in who lived alone and never left his house. Twice a week, a housewife with two kids came to his house and delivered groceries and supplies and also had sex with him. Habara did not know her name, but he called her Scheherazade because after they had sex she always told him stories.

One day, she tells Habara that she was a lamprey eel in a past life, and that she could remember what it was like to live under the water. Another day, she told him that she had broken into houses when she was a teenager, and that she liked to be alone inside them because it reminded her of being a lamprey eel.

The first time she broke into someone’s house was when she...

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