Review: Krebs, home from the war, in a state of apathy, tries to avoid the complications of life.
Quote: “By the time Krebs returned to his home town in Oklahoma the greeting of heroes was over.”
Quote: “Nothing was changed in the town except that the young girls had grown up. But they lived in such a complicated world of already defined alliances and shifting feuds that Krebs did not feel the energy or the courage to break into it.”
Quote: “Vaguely he wanted a girl but he did not want to have to work to get her. He would have liked to have a girl but he did not want to have to spend a long time getting her. He did not want to get into the intrigue and the politics.”
Quote: “He did not want any consequences.”
Short Story Masterpieces. Ed. RP Warren and A Erskine.
: Dell Books. 1954. New York