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“I wanted to say she’d lied to us all, she’d faked it about the dog, as if it mattered whether the animal spoke, as if love were about the truth, as if he would love her less—and more—for pretending to talk to a dog.”

This story is about the narrator’s coming-of-age. Her older sister invites the narrator on the dates with her boyfriend. The narrator liked her sister’s boyfriend, Jimmy. When they are informed that he is dead, she not allowed to go the funeral. Her sister moves on with her life, but the narrator doesn’t move on. She seems waits for Jimmy, even though she thinks he is dead.

When the narrator loses Jimmy, she grows up emotionally. By the time he comes back , she also has grow physically.


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