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Why was the son always cooking?


I don't know, did I miss something? Why was the son cooking in almost every scene he was in?













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I'm not sure, but I doubt it was asparagus.

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I noticed that too, the only thing I thought of was that maybe they were trying to reinforce the idea that the son has taken over the caretaker role for his parents-- he feeds them,tries to mediate between them, makes sure they each take their medicines on time, as well as providing the emotional support and affection to his mom that she doesn't get from her husband.

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I think he was supposed to be a chef professionally. But I've only just started the book today, maybe Matt Cohen makes it clear. I'll post back if he does.

The world moves for love; it kneels before it in awe. - Edward Walker (The Village)

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I don't know; I just wish I could've been there to eat what he cooked!

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