The Stories of John Cheever - Chapters 26-30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 26-30 Summary

"The Trouble of Marcie Flint" revolves around the story of Charlie Flint, Marcie's husband. The story starts with Charlie being aboard the SS Augustus on his way to Italy. Charlie has run away from Marcie and their children after having been married for 15 years. The friends and neighbors believed Charlie went away on business, which was often the case. After many weeks, Charlie did not return, and Marcie had to take control of the situation. Charlie seems to have been very happy with a comfortable life he had established over the years. One day when Charlie comes home, Marcie tells him that she wants a divorce and that she is tired of living that way. Charlie runs away, but after a while of being on the sea he decides that he needs to go home and comfort Marcie. Meanwhile, Marcie goes...

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