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Fish Soup by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Fish Soup (1992)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Wry and whimsical children's story from Le Guin. A gentle parable about gender expectations. ( )
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For Shawn from Uncle Pat
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There was a man called the Thinking Man of Moha, and there was a woman called the Writing Woman of Maho, and they were friends.
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"I don't think I expected too much of the girl," said the man.



"No, indeed," said the woman.  "Did you expect anything of her at all but a twinkling and a flutter?" 



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When the Thinking Man of Moha and the Writing Woman of Maho talk about having a child, two children appear, shaped by the friends' expectations of what a child should be.

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