The Question and Answer section for A&P and Other Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits.
"... the girls had circled around the bread and were coming back, without a pushcart, back my way along the counters, in the aisle between the check-outs and the Special...
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Why is the title of this short story “A & P”? Would another title have worked just as well or is this one somehow appropriate to the story? (Setting) What role does the grocery store itself play in the story?
A&P refers to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. It was an actual grocery and spirits outlet founded in New York City around1859. Updike liked to find personal narratives within the ordinary life to illustrate the extraordinary....