It's probably a mistake to try to think too much about magic realism, but this story doesn't make sense to me the way the work of other magic realists has in the past.
: A bit more about this.
: Because Patri is the only person the ghosts
: ever speak to, because they invite her to
: the 'party', because they cause her death, I
: feel that she is the reason they are there.
: Given that, I feel that the fact that they
: are all men and naked means they have
: something to do with her sexuality. This is
: re-enforced by her mom's talk about 'real
: men'. I don't know what she means by a real
: man. Maybe if we knew that, the book would
: seem like allegory.
: Why are the workers so used to living with
: ghosts or unreal men? It doesn't seem to be
: anything about living with the past. Is it
: just about poor people living more with the
: possibility of death? That might connect to
: the socio economic stuff at the beginning.
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