story: “Wrong Object”
author: Mona Simpson
where: kitchen at the cottage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England
note: Read this story in response to an end-of-year post from A Just Recompense; I love this site’s reading and short story analysis. I did not enjoy BASS 2018, so I never got around to BASS 2019 this year, but I love this Mona Simpson story. With that said, I think most of her stories stick with a reader for years and years.
a line: “I’d said that everyone needs to learn how to do laundry. K had shrugged with a look of almost pleasurable guilt. I never did, he said.”
theme(s): Desire, therapy, pedophilia, class