Local Hero Book Summary and Study Guide

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Hester moved to a new apartment with her nine year old son Radley. Radley is obsessed with comic books, and when he learns that his neighbor writes his favorite comic book, he is estatic. Hester isn't sure she likes Mitch, however. He makes her wish that she wasn't just a mother.
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Mitch has never thought about having kids, but when Radley starts coming over everyday after school, he realizes that he not only wants Radley, but he wants his mother as well. He sets out to win Hester, with fancy dinners and romantic words, and he finally wins her over by catching her off guard.

Mitch wants to marry Hester, but because of her bad experiences in her past marriage, she doesn't want to marry him. Will he be able to change her mind?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Who:    -   son Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   artist Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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