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We all need a wife

From Jeffrey Eugenides' "Great Experiment", published in the March 31 edition of the New Yorker:

"How had it happened in one generation? His parents' bedroom had never looked like this. Kendall's father had a dresser full of folded laundry, a closet full of tailored suits, and, every night, a neat, clean bed to climb into. Nowadays, if Kendall wanted to live as his own father had lived, he was going to have to hire a cleaning lady and a seamstress and a social secretary. He was going to have to hire a wife. Wouldn't that be great? Stephanie could use one, too. Everybody needed a wife, and no one had one anymore."

I'm going to leave this one without a comment.

by marbisch
03/29/08. 08:02:36 pm. 120 words, 3828 views. Categories: Seen and heard , Leave a comment »Send a trackback »

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