Nebraska 44: two references from the title short story of Lucia Berlin’s brilliant collection ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women’

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1.

One night on Telegraph I woke to feel him closing a Coors fliptop into my palm. He was smiling down at me. Terry was a young cowboy, from Nebraska. He wouldn’t go to foreign movies. I just realized it’s because he couldn’t read fast enough.

2.

“Yes,” you said. A simple Nebraska statement.

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