Welcome to the Monkey House - Where I Live Summary & Analysis

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Where I Live Summary

An encyclopedia salesman passing through the village of Barnstable stops at a library building where he notices that the reference section is outdated. He is advised to consult the directors who can be found at a yacht club which turns out to be a dilapidated shack. Agitated, the salesman goes to the only eatery in town for lunch. After lunch, the salesman goes trustee hunting again but gives up and drives off.

The narrator tells the reader that Barnstable is a place without tourist attractions and year-round residents resistant to change. One of the biggest changes in recent history was the appointment of a new treasurer for the Barnstable Comedy Club. Another change took place sixty years before that, when fishermen in Barnstable realized that tuna was good to eat. Outside Barnstable Village, change is taking place all over...

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