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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Chapter Summary & Analysis - Men Under Water by Ralph Lombreglia Summary

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Men Under Water by Ralph Lombreglia Summary

A first-person narrative, Men Under Water is told from the point of view of a young man who works for Gunther, a landlord and aspiring screenwriter. Gunther wants the narrator to help him complete several ideas for scripts, thinking that he is extremely creative, though the narrator only signed on for a job as a handyman. The men keep having issues. The narrator doesn't like the way Gunther treats his tenants, which at times can be dangerous but is at least, very rude. He keeps trying to quit but keeps getting raises. At the end, the men pitch a movie idea to some movie executives, who love it. To celebrate afterwards, Gunther and the narrator go for a dive in Gunther's backyard pool, which the narrator finds to be an incredible experience.

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