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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories - Esther's Walter Summary & Analysis

Kate Walbert
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Esther's Walter Summary

Esther Curran lives in a tumbledown house that became so after her husband Walter died. While he was alive, their house off the old Route 32 had been a showpiece. Its charm contrasts with his homeliness. Regardless, Walter is adored by Esther in life and now in death. Esther's invitation is prompted by the anniversary of Walter's death. He has long since passed away. She is seen only by chance since intervention, despite many invitations, declined. Curious then is this social event to be hosted by the reclusive widow. She is now as emotionally distant and tumbledown as is her once stately home.

Esther greets her guests who are carrying covered dishes at the door. She wears dried flowers behind her ears and no shoes on her feet. They remember previous parties here, especially for their children who were beloved favorites of childless Esther. She is...

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