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Big Girl

Reading just the beginning of Lee Smith’s “Big Girl” elicited from me a number of different emotions. First, I was amused that I would read a story that I could relate to, for I am myself a big girl. Yet, second, I was appalled that this narrator, this voice was insulting the women of her […]

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Big Girl

Thinking about this story after I finished it, I got the impression that the narrator snapped after realizing that Billy was cheating on her. But that didn’t seem quite right. She gained mental clarity, and not until after her employers confronted her (however nonconfrontationally) about her embezzling. In that light, the last lines make sense, and […]

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Big Girl

When I first started reading this story I thought the voice sounded like a child’s. For the entire story I was just waiting for her to finally grow up. The desperation with which she dreams about Billy, and with which she tries to make her happy, reminded me of a kid trying to appease an […]

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