"Pretend, A Verb: To Make Believe"

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Dublin Core

Title

"Pretend, A Verb: To Make Believe"

Description

In this short story, Jerry's father receives a questionnaire attached to a letter from New York about an inheritance. The family spends the summer dreaming of the amount they would receive and that optimism carries them through a summer layoff and slim savings. Jerry's worldly uncle already knows its a hoax but argues that the whole family knew that to be true but wanted to dream anyway.

Creator

Source

St. Anthony's Messenger

Publisher

Robert E. Cormier Collection at Fitchburg State University's Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

Date

April 1967

Contributor

AnnaMary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana

Format

JPG, 8.5 x 11 magazine page

Language

English

Citation

Robert Cormier, “"Pretend, A Verb: To Make Believe",” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed May 28, 2020, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/147.

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