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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories - Study Guide Come as You Were Summary & Analysis

Kate Walbert
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Canoe hosts a garden party on a steamy June 20th, the solstice, chosen because it's the longest day. She calls it a come-as-you-were party to remember their June bride's days. She is drinking again. This is a small party of friends. Canoe recalls past parties when there were many, including suitors and gardeners. Now with only Ricardo, who has no time after pool care, Louise suggests she fire him and hire a new one.

Suzie arrives at the party in her hand-sewn Belgian lace and tulle gown with Carmen wrapped in its train. She follows after her as they step down to the pool area where Ricardo serves drinks in a tuxedo with tails. Bambi arrives in her wheelchair. She dresses in what she calls concert black, sequins and a boa. Bambi is guided down the steps after Ricardo takes off...

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