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ID
b132
Title
"Fuchsia."
Genre
Story
Page Count
7
Word Count
1520
Publisher
Spectator
Publication Year
1939
Topics
Fathers, Daughters, Loss of Identity

A laid-off tannery worker, now dependent on the wages of his independent and fun-loving daughter, questions his identity and purpose in life. While strolling the shops, he finds himself drawn to a "small pink and white fuchsia in a pot" called Ballet Girl, "his eyes alight for a moment with happiness, with a momentary illusion it was clear they could not sustain." In The Spectator (December 22, 1939), The Beauty of the Dead and Other Stories (1940), Thirty-One Selected Tales (1947).