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Still Life With Bread Crumbs - Fish, Bicycle - This is How These Things Happen, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Fish, Bicycle - This is How These Things Happen, Part 2

Fish, Bicycle

The last time Rebecca remembers seeing Peter, now near seventy, was at Ben’s college graduation. He is balding and it makes Rebecca happy. She is not mad that Peter betrayed her by sleeping with another, but betrayed the family –specifically, Ben –by doing this. Peter dominated the marriage, being very controlling and careless. Originally, she had met him at a party when she was nearly thirty. At the wedding, Rebecca’s grandmother was unhappy that Peter didn't break a glass, consistent with Jewish tradition. Peter does not like things remaining the same. He wants an exotic wife, which he believes Rebecca to be, but she isn’t. After ten years of marriage, followed by divorce, Peter, at age fifty, marries a university...

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