The Shoe-Horn Sonata

by

John Misto

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The Shoe-Horn

Given that the shoe-horn passes from Bridie to Sheila and then back again, the strange little tool comes to embody the complexities of their relationship and the various ways in which they carry the burden…

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The Caramel

When Bridie and Sheila are prisoners in the Japanese camps during World War II, they obtain a piece of caramel that they suck on for one minute each week. This small piece of candy symbolizes…

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