Pastoralia - The Barber’s Unhappiness, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

George Saunders
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The barber has a sexual dream about the attractive young woman from class. In the dream, she is slim. After waking from the dream, he feels as if he is truly, deeply in love with her. In the morning, he decides to accept the invitation to go to the bar, despite the fact that his mother is faking serious illness so that he will change his mind and stay at home with her. At the bar, he continues to be fascinated with the young woman, but while he finds her face attractive, he still feels somewhat repulsed by her body. He looks at her chest and decides that she has attractive breasts. He continues to wonder if his age and his deformed toes would make her repulsed by him. He decides to ask her out on a date. Her name...

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