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“Fatso” is an interesting direction to take a love story because, despite the fantastical element to the story, it is very blunt and unromantic. The narrator describes his relationship with the female that he is seeing in very curt terms; it is not flowers and rainbows but rather matinees and dinner dates. He doesn’t shy away from the sexual aspect of the relationship; in fact, it comes before actual emotions do, but he also does not concentrate solely on it. They just have a simple relationship that progresses normally; except, that is, for Fatso. But the narrator also develops a relationship with Fatso, albeit one closer to college buddies. He comes to accept and even enjoy this aspect of his relationship with the girl he is seeing; he gets to have both a romance and a bromance with the same person.

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