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Torch Song Trilogy - Fugue in a Nursery, Stretto Summary & Analysis

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Fugue in a Nursery, Stretto Summary

Arnold and Ed manage to get some time alone together, which sets-off sparks of jealousy from Laurel and Alan, who want details. Ed reminds Arnold that he used to call Arnold's bedroom The Nursery because it was so cozy and comfortable. Laurel and Alan probe for details of the time that Ed and Arnold spent in bed today, but both men declare that nothing sexual happened between them.

Later on, Alan shares with Arnold that Laurel had made a pass at Alan while Arnold and Ed were alone together. Arnold believes this validates Laurel's attraction to gay men, a fact which she tries to hide. Laurel has also told Alan that she had met Ed while they were in the same therapy group, a fact which Ed has also shared with Arnold earlier today. Ultimately, both couples agree that...

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