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Summary Of New York Day Women By Charles Baxter

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In “New York Day Women”, Charles Baxter’s character feels unconnected to her mother, once she find out her mother does more than sit at home all day. The daughter imagines her mother being a typical “Betty Crocker” mom. One that clean, cooks, and relaxes at home all day. This soon becomes a shook to her, after witnessing that her fifty- nine year old mother is walking around the city. After watching how her mother handles herself in the city, she begins to realize, this was not the first time she had been out in the city. As the day progresses she discovers new facts about her mother. This causes her to feel like she doesn’t know her mother at all. She explains this disconnection, saying, “I never knew she ate frankfurters.” After watching
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