Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales - Afternoon at the Bakery – Old Mrs. J Summary & Analysis

Yoko Ogawa
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"Afternoon at the Bakery" – It is a beautiful Sunday when the narrator goes into a bakery for a birthday cake, but no one is there to serve her. Another woman, a regular customer, comes into the bakery and is surprised to see no one behind the counter and no other customers in the shop. The regular customer explains she sells ingredients to the bakery. The narrator explains she has come in for a strawberry shortcake for her son who died at the age of six, 12 years ago. The narrator reveals her son died from suffocation after being trapped in an old refrigerator in a vacant lot where she and an old woman discovered him. The narrator reveals she tried to kill herself in the same fashion, but her husband saved her life before leaving her. She also recounts...

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