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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Ice Is Singing by James Patrick Kelly -- Reader’s Guide

The story is written in second person. Are you supposed to believe that that “you” is you?

A three-piece suit usually suggests what? What’s the irony here?

The ice is described as singing and sounding like a gunshot. What does that do both for the story and theme?

Look M.C. Escher, if you aren’t yet familiar with his work and note how his patterns work. What makes the Escher tie appropriate to this story?

What do you feel toward the character that he studies the author photos of another woman?

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