Trash: Stories - A Lesbian Appetite Summary & Analysis

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The narrator likes to cook the way she cooked in the South. She cannot find all of the ingredients necessary, though, and sometimes has to improvise. She thinks of all the lovers she had and what they would eat after they had sex. The one lover who did not like to eat "didn't last long" (162). Even though the narrator has had an ulcer from her bad diet growing up, she still hungers for that fatty, sugary food.

In college, the narrator started throwing up, and taking her friend's pills to calm her stomach, hardly ate anything. At home, her mama liked to watch her eat, and she gave the narrator biscuits to take back to college. After college, she got a job working in Miami Beach, where, even though there was fancy food, she ate cream cheese and raisin Danishes.

A girlfriend...

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