One thing leads to another & the two will end up in hospital with broken bones: young man beaten by friends of gangster husband, woman by the husband. And a romance begins... in the hospital.
Notes.Title, "Mr Z", is a joke. During interview, the man is referring to woman's associates as "Mr A", "Mr B", etc - to protect their identity. So she begins referring to him as "Mr Z".
Fact sheet.First published: Kurt Vonnegut's "While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction" (2011).
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut.