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Sexing the Cherry - Fortunata's Story Summary & Analysis

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Fortunata's Story Summary

Artemis begs Zeus, her father, for a bow and arrows because she wants to hunt rather than marry and have children. She packs and sets off for a new life in the woods, but Orion comes and rapes her, so Artemis kills him with a scorpion. She sees her past changed by a single act; the future is intact, but the past is irredeemable. The waves swarm around Artemis's feet as the sun rises. After covering Orion's body with rocks, she walks away until it is night and there is nothing to remind her of the previous night across the stars.

Jordan apologizes to his mother for talking so little. He tells her about visiting an Indian tribe, the Hopi, who had captured a Spanish man who now lived as one of them, and the Spanish man explains that the Hopi...

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