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Olive Kitteridge - Study Guide The Piano Player Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Angela O'Meara is a piano player in a local cocktail lounge. She was once in love with Malcolm. She arrives at work on a Friday night about a week before Christmas. Joe, the lounge manager, smells of booze and mint when she arrives at work. He thinks she drinks and doesn't take her break because she has stage fright.

She drinks prior to leaving the room she rents. The walk from her home to work helps to clear her head, but leaves enough booze in her system to keep up her confidence. While she loves to play the piano, she doesn't love the attention of the audience. When she sees Henry and Olive Kitteridge, she always plays his favorite song, "Come on Irene."

Angie recognizes a man sitting in the corner, Simon, as a former piano player. When he makes a request, she...

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