Chapter II : Chapter Summaries

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I wish I could tell you that Vitya Anderson and I fell in love and never looked back. I wish I could tell you that I wake up to her every morning with my face buried in her strawberry hair. I wish I could tell you I spent the rest of my life staring at the New Jersey girl who looked as beautiful as California. I wish I could tell you we had children together, running around our backyard with their scabby knees and lemonade hands. I wish I could tell you we took a yearly vacation to the Dominican and that she got drunk every year and made a beautiful fool of herself. But I cant, I didn’t. I wrote a novel about her instead.

Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter IIX
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI


Vitya liked rose wine with her frozen meat lasagne and had so many other laughable quirks that I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her name actually meant Victor in Russian.
We met when we were eighteen and twenty-nine, respectively. I was so much older than Vitya that I never thought she would take interest, despite that my infatuation was angry and urgent from the beginning. I first saw her in the back of her boyfriend’s car, stowing away her underage alcohol in her ratty canvas bag, her lips already the color of her stupid wine. On the seat beside her was a soggy Styrofoam container with Chinese-fried rice swimming in a red sweet sauce (another favorite), the…

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