Short Essay Questions Key
1. How old was Anatole Broyard at the opening of the book? From where had he returned? How was the setting described?
Anatole Broyard was twenty-six and had just returned from World War II. It was 1946, and it was the best time in America. The country had won a war, and everything was new and promising. Anatole met Sheri Donatti who lived in an apartment in Greenwich Village and leased a second apartment in her building that she planned to rent. It seemed perfect for Anatole.
2. How was Sheri described in the narrative? What was her appearance like?
Sheri was beautiful but not in a conventional way. Her pale blue eyes were luminescent against her pale skin and long dark hair. Her lithe, small-breasted top was supported by a much larger bottom with curvy hips and solid legs. There was something reminiscent of old-world art in her appearance, which was apropos since Sheri was a budding artist.
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