Mantequero is a short story, but still satisfies the reader. Jenny introduces us to the heroine, June, who has spent her life alone, overweight, and content, but not really happy. She is forced to make a change when her sisters, who are both thin and married, suggest she be the one to move in with and care for their mother. So, she lies and says she’s planned a trip with a friend, but goes away alone to Spain. But, she does meet someone while she’s away. A mysterious man who actually thinks she is beautiful.
June invites this mysterious man into her life and her bed, and for the first time she enjoys the male attention, so much so that she ignores that she seems to be losing weight rapidly. Even when she is told of the legend of the Mantequero, she continues to see him.
While reading this story I feel sympathy for June and understand why she was so eager to give herself to the mysterious stranger. And, why she continues to see him, even though it may not be the wisest decision.
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