The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - Six Inches Summary & Analysis

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Six Inches Summary

Henry Jones, a shipping clerk meets beautiful Sarah, a company secretary, at a Christmas party and marries her, against dire warnings that she is a witch. Sarah proves sexually insatiable but opposed to population growth, declares that Henry must become the perfect size, and by diet shrinks him down to six inches tall, making him a perfect dildo. Disgusted and desperate, Henry stabs Sarah to death with a hat pin, runs away and lives secretly in a small market, where he feeds himself properly and regains the size of a dwarf. Robbing the safe of $23,000, Jones heads off towards the Hollywood Hills and a new life.

Six Inches Analysis

In a truly bizarre fantasy, which takes a slantwise view of population control, Henry Jones, a shipping clerk (a common Bukowski employment when he grows short of funds) meets beautiful Sarah, a...

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