Tenth of December: Stories - Home Summary & Analysis

George Saunders
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Mikey returns home from war to find his mother has a new boyfriend. She is also trying to give up cussing. The new boyfriend, Harris, doesn't work. Harris tells Mikey that his mother is sick, that she has a lump. Later, when Mikey asks his mother about the lump, she says that Harris is lying. She claims he's told several people lies about her supposedly failing health.

Mikey asks where Renee and Ryan are living but his mother tells him that it is not a good idea for him to go visit. She thinks that Ryan has been hitting Renee. Mikey looks up their address in the phone book and goes for a visit anyway. The house is large and in a good part of town. He squats in the yard and listens to Renee and Ryan talking to Ryan's parents about a...

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