Summary

The short story "Reunion" by John Cheever presents a meeting between father and son. The son, whose age is not mentioned, is in the Grand Central Station in New York. He has some free time between trains, and he has let his father know that he wants to meet him.

His father divorced his mother three years ago. When the father arrives, the boy is extremely happy to see him again. The father decides to take his son to a restaurant, where he treats the old waiter very rudely. After being asked to leave the restaurant, the father and the son move to another one. There, the father acts in the same rude manner but is eventually served the drinks he demands. After the waiter refuses to serve them other drinks based on the age of the boy, the father …

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