The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - 3 Chickens Summary & Analysis

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3 Chickens Summary

Henry Bukowski is living with ornery Vicki in a violent relationship, during which he breaks her arm by slamming the folding bed into the wall with her on board, and also punches her off a bar stool for flirting with men. Vicki constantly abuses him verbally and is obsessed with catching him masturbating. Fed up, Bukowski goes to Vicki's favorite bar and, to antagonize her, picks up Margi under the alias Thomas Nightengale, shoe salesman. On the way back to the apartment, they purchase a large quantity of alcohol and three chickens, which Bukowski intends to bake using Vicki's recipe. Instead, Bukowski and Margi fall to having sex, only to be interrupted by Vicki. A savage verbal battle between the women brings the police, who arrest Margi and threaten to haul off Bukowski, but Vicki intercedes. The officers say that she will have...

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