The Refugees - I'd Love You to Want Me Summary & Analysis

Viet Thanh Nguyen
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"I'd Love You to Want Me" is a short story told in third person, past tense. The story takes place in Southern California, about an hour south of Los Angeles, and begins at a wedding banquet that Mrs. Khahn and her husband, called simply the Professor, attended. The beginning of the story, however, is a bit confusing, because it proceeds as though the reader already understands that the couple are, in fact, husband and wife, and that the professor is suffering from the onset of dementia. Instead of introducing the characters completely, the reader is given the moment when "Mrs. Khahn" was called the wrong the wrong name by "the professor" for the first time, and then the reader must piece together the facts of the two people's relationship.

The bride and groom came to the professor and Mrs...

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