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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories - Warriors Summary & Analysis

Kate Walbert
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Warriors Summary

Barbara places the babies, naked, aside one another on her imported leopard-skin fur stole for the photo shoot. None of them like it and their faces flush with rage. Character is an important trait the group of friends believes their children should have. They are avid devotees of Dr. Spock. A character-building practice to grow warriors according to him is to ignore momentary discomfort. That requires listening to their cries.

When the photographer that Barbara hires at the Stone Barn shines the light over their heads, they do stop crying. He clicks their pictures. Each of the mothers since giving birth has a sense of direction and purpose. Or at least they have something to do. Each one uses baby-talk to her cherub; Canoe's Anzie, Barbara's Meggie and Mimi's Katie, Ka-diddle. Each has a girl. Spock claims first girls are like a biblical Martha to keep things...

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