Funny how Stein and his female companion speak with the same voice. Also, his use of quotation marks implies that he is repeating their conversation verbatim. Really? An 800-word conversation? Clearly a piece of polemical fiction.Finally, despite owning a summer home on Lake Pend Oreille for more than 20 years, he doesn't know how to spell the lake's name correctly. Clearly just phoning it in at this point.
Make that "Obviously just phoning it in..."!