Horrocks, Sun City, #5

Caitlin Horrocks
"Sun City," from the New Yorker, 10/24/11
#5 in the I will read and take brief notes on 300 short stories series

"Sun City" is the story of a girl who is helping settle her late grandmother's effects after she's died. The grandmother had a roommate, Bev, and it's fairly clear that Bev and the grandmother were lovers. The granddaughter, Rose, is also gay. There are lots of family complications, hurts, and a sweet scene at the end that is a moment of peace between Rose and Bev, while a guinea pig watches loyally from the edge of a pool.


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