Private Citizens: A Novel - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Tony Tulathimutte
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In chapter one the scene is set in October, after the summer beach excursion. Cory's boss has died suddenly. Not knowing what to do, Cory cleans her bosses desk, before then proceeding to tidy her own desk and fetch the mail. Upon collecting the mail, Cory notices a note marked Cory Rosen, which encloses a copy of Taren’s will. The first portion of Taren’s will includes “ lifelong gales of resentment”and Cory’s eyes jumped from clause to clause…catching venom for [Taren’s] lawyer, landlord and therapist (19).

The story continues with Taren's subsequent recount of his life. Taren grew up in public housing and attended Berkeley for a journalism degree. After his wife divorced him, Taren acquired a loan and founded Socialize. The story then digress for a moment focusing on Taren’s failure to properly sign his preen up, resulting...

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