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Say Yes

By: Tobias Wolff
Narrated by: Anthony Heald
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Ann's friends envy her. None of their husbands even lift a finger to help with the household chores. Ann's husband is different, though. Then a simple hypothetical conversation while they wash and dry the dishes causes Ann to see her husband in a different light - and causes him to rethink the way two people can know each other.

©1985 Tobias Wolff (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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nearly perfect

Heald does such a good job as narrator. Each of these stories leaves me struck with a grain of truth that's tough to dislodge. Gorgeous writing, each word perfectly placed! Bravo!!

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I didn't really get the point of this one. A racist guy fights with his wife about whether he would have married her if she was Black. I don't like some of the endings of these stories because they are too open-ended.

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The patriarchy ends here

A perfect short short story for today's white privilege patriarchal audiences. (I would love to teach this to a high school or college English class.) PERFECT.

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  • 01-03-14

As if.

Would you try another book written by Tobias Wolff or narrated by Anthony Heald?

No. A 10 minute story of a discussion about inter-racial marriage. The wife corners her hubby into saying he wouldn't have married her if she was black. That's it in 4 seconds. Write up promises more depth than that.

Has Say Yes put you off other books in this genre?

No,

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrator was fine.

Any additional comments?

A very short story needs to be clever and engaging. This concludes with obvious fall out given the unlikely scenario.