Men Without Women: Stories - Kino Summary & Analysis

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“Kino” is told from the third-person perspective. The story starts out with Kino, the main character, remembering the first time Kamita came into his bar. Kamita ordered a beer, then a scotch, and read his book at the furthest end of the bar. He started coming in regularly and always ordered the same thing and always had a book with him. He never spoke except to order.

Kino had been a traveling sports shoe salesman. He liked his job because he had been a runner in high school, but he spent a lot of time on the road. One time he came home early and found his wife and his best friend and colleague having sex. Kino left his house and quit his job.

His spinster aunt had offered him her house, which was a flat above a coffee shop, and he decided to...

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