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Atkinson, Kate. "Charlene and Trudi Go Shopping".


- Charlene takes her friend Trudi to buy a present for Charlene's mother

- as they stroll in the shopping malls, they develop their fantasies about an ideal world, love and present - all against the background of WW II in a deteriorating city

- they witness a fire in haberdashery, Trudi regrets she has not bought a belt which she wanted to buy and which would be burnt now

- Charlene wishes for a baby, she repeats the word five times to have the wish fulfiled

- later Trudi asks Charlene what she bought for a present and learns it was a pair of wolfkin gloves, the fantasy wolfkin being the best thing in Charlene's opinion


  • Author

    Atkinson, Kate. (b. 1951).
  • Full Title

    "Charlene and Trudi Go Shopping".
  • First Published

    In: Not the End of the World. Doubleday, 2002.
  • Form

    Short story.

Works Cited

Atkinson, Kate. "Charlene and Trudi Go Shopping". Not the End of the World. (2002). Black Swan, 2006.


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