Stud City is a short story included within the novella The Body, as a piece of writing by an older Gordon LaChance


Edward May, nicknamed "Chico," has just had sex with his girlfriend, Jane, taking her virgnity. He still mourns his older brother Johnny, whose death he blames on his step mother, Virginia. He ponders his life and his brother's death, enducing a fight between Chico and his father in front of his younger brother Billy. It is heavily implied that Virginia and Johnny were involved, or that she was molesting Johnny and he took the job where he was killed to be away from her. The story ends with Chico leaving and remembering his brother's death. 


The Body

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