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Flexion: Plot Summary
Flexion: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Flexion: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Cate Kennedy
Historical Context of Flexion
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- Full Title: Flexion
- Where Written: Australia
- When Published: 2008 in Harvard Review; 2012 in Like a House on Fire
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Short Story
- Setting: Rural Australia
- Climax: As the Slovaks are lying in bed together, Mrs. Slovak takes Frank’s hand in hers and places it over Frank’s heart.
- Antagonist: Frank Slovak
- Point of View: Third Person
Extra Credit for Flexion
Short and Sweet. Cate Kennedy’s favorite short story is actually a classic children’s book: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.