Summary

“Greyhound Tragedy” by Richard Brautigan tells the story of a girl from Oregon, who dreams of becoming a Hollywood movie star and having a tragic death, but she never has the courage to leave her hometown.

Her father, who is the manager of a large store, provides a comfortable life for the family. As years pass the young woman learns everything about movies and movies stars thanks to numerous magazine subscriptions. In 1938, she realizes she needs to make a choice about her life as she is courted by a young Ford salesman who wants to marry her. She spends months thinking about going to the bus station to ask how much a ticket to Hollywood costs, but she never goes near the station because she is afraid.

One day, when the young woman and her mother are out shopping, the mother wants to turn on…

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