The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Part II, Chapter 12: What We Talk about When We Talk about Love Summary & Analysis

Gabrielle Zevin
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A.J.'s synopsis of Raymond Carver's short story collection, "What We Talk about When We Talk about Love," is expressed in just one line. The rest of the notes concern his wondering why it's easier to write about the things we hate than the things we love. He also tells Maya that she and Amelia are his favorite people.

"Tamerlane" sells for $72,000. After fees and taxes, the amount is enough to cover A.J.'s surgery and the first round of radiation. He continues to question whether or not he should have the surgery, but Maya and Amelia tell him to have the surgery.

At the hospital, as A.J. waits for his surgery, he and Amelia spend time together in his hospital room. Amelia laments that "The Late Bloomer" was a...

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