In Raymond Carver’s “Gazebo,” the two central characters are a married couple named Duane and Holly. They are managers of a motel, for which they receive. Gazebo has 17 ratings and 4 reviews. Realini said: Gazebo and I Could See the Smallest Things by Raymond CarverAnother version of this note and thoughts. Setting is a critical component for assisting the plot, as in man vs. nature, man vs. society and man vs. man. In some situations the setting can.

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Bart rated it it was amazing May 08, She called me, I remember, Mister. Carver was born into a poverty-stricken family at the tail-end of the Depression.

Gazebo by Raymond Carver

We’d slept awhile between morning and afternoon. Gunjan January 3, 3: When they arrived at the motel they now mismanage, they were a happy coup Gazebo and I Could See the Smallest Things by Raymond Carver Another version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at: We kept going and came to that old house, and you asked gwzebo we could have a drink of water?


She was surprised to see me. And didn’t I know it. She knew it first. Another interesting line after he thinks of Juanita while apologizing was: Comparison raykond The Value of Geisha and Ronggen I’d just laid some bathroom tile in one of the units when this little Mexican maid comes in to clean.

It’s trust that you killed. When I read the story I felt for both characters however I leaned more towards Holly. So after that morning I started paying attention. Guests refuse to stay.

Gazebo by Raymond Carver

Thanks for that insight H W. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

A monkey could do that work. There were any number of vacancies to choose from.

I didn’t fix any more faucets or lay any more tile or do any of the touch-up painting. Sure I could order myself a copy off Amazon, but I think the stories would have that extra little bit of edge bazebo they were stolen after the break down of a relationship.


I saw to the grounds, mowed the grass and cut weeds, kept the swimming pool clean, did the small repairs.

Possibly because her dreams were shattered on discovery that Duane had cheated on her. It is also very early on in the story that the reader realises that Holly is unhappy in the marriage.

I don’t raymomd anything to say. She started calling me by my name. Folks would load up and go somewhere else. I go, “Holly, this can’t continue. Holly’s a smart woman.

What We Talk about When We Talk about: Raymond Carver: Gazebo

And your name’s Duane. This has got to stop. To top that, there is alcohol and a culture of devil may care.

And there was this gazebo there out back?