The History of Love - A + L and The Death of Leopold Gursky Summary & Analysis

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A + L and The Death of Leopold Gursky Summary

Alma receives a letter with no return address, asking her to come to the Central Park Zoo at 4 on Saturday, signed Leopold Gursky. On Saturday, Alma puts on a skirt and sets out for the zoo. Finally she sits down next to a man who pays no attention to her. It is after 4 o'clock. She waits for 40 minutes. The old man sitting next to her is the only one still there. Alma gets up and notices the card stuck to the man's chest. It reads, "My name is Leo Gursky. I have no family. Please call Pinelawn Cemetery—I have a plot there in the Jewish part. Thank you for your consideration." She says her name is Alma. He replies Alma is his favorite name. She says she...

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