The Angle

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"I've always been particularly attracted to widows. There is a beautifully bruised quality about them. They retain this quality long after their husbands have congealed in the satin seams of their great mahogany coffins. When widows make it with a man, it always has a sweet scent of hesitation in it. They're not used to a new man. They're not sure they'll like it. They're not sure their husbands would approve. They're just not sure. Afterwards, they're in a mild form of shock and by the time they recover, and sometimes it can take months, a man can gracefully and with sensitivity extricate himself from the relationship."

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