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In Neil Gaiman's short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," how old are the boys in the story? How old is the narrator as he tells the story? How might the passage of time have influenced the way he remembers and relates events?

In the short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman, the narrator and his friend Vic are 14 years old when the events of the story take place. He is telling it 30 year after it happened, so as he tells the story he would be 44 years old. He may have forgotten or changed some details.

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In the short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman, two teenage boys from an all-boys school are wandering dark streets in London looking for a party. Enn, the narrator, writes that they are not quite 15 years old, so they are both 14. According to Enn, his friend Vic is much more experienced with girls than he is. Enn is typical of boys his age. He is curious about girls and strongly desires to get to know some of them better, but at the same time he lacks the confidence that it takes to approach them.

Enn and Vic finally locate a party, which turns out not to be the party they...

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