"In the Heat" in Sixteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults

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Title

"In the Heat" in Sixteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults

Description

In this story, the narrator and his 15-year-old son Richy go to his wife's funeral. The narrator struggles to cope with his wife's death, especially unexpected reminders of her. While driving to and from the funeral, the narrator also recounts memories of his parents and, in the end, feels the need to revisit his childhood neighborhood. Richy copes rather well to his mother's death and shares with his father how he remembers his mother, not in the hospital or the coffin, but lying in the sun and dancing with his father.

Source

Sixteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults, edited by Donald Gallo, published by Delacorte Press

Publisher

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

Date

1984

Contributor

AnnaMary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana

Relation

"Readers Responding Creative Writing and YA Literature" English Journal

Format

Hardcover anthology

Language

English

Citation

Robert Cormier, Donald R. Gallo (editor), “"In the Heat" in Sixteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults,” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed October 29, 2020, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/149.

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