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Where is Here by Joyce Carol Oates

Why has the stranger come to visit the house?

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The stranger came ot visit the house because it was his childhood home.

The stranger apologized for disturbing him at what was probably the dinner hour and explained that he`d once lived in the house-``I mean, I was a child in this house``-and since he was in the city on business, he thought he would drop by. He had not seen the house since January 1949, when he`d been 11 years old and his widowed mother had sold it and moved away but, he said, he thought of it often, dreamt of it often, and never more powerfully than in recent months.


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