Chapters 1-3, Storm, Conversation, Jimboy's Letter
• "Storm" introduces Aunt Hager and her grandson Sandy preparing for a cyclone that is hitting their neighborhood.
• Many in the community are affected by this cyclone.
• The black people immediately tend to the white people who are hysterical; the black people have to fend for themselves.
• Annjee's husband, Jimboy, hasn't written in three weeks.
• Conversation" records a conversation between Aunt Hager and Sister Whiteside.
• They primarily talk about their children and grandchildren, about their lives and complain about how they never write.
• Stanton largely has three social classes, whites, lower class and mostly darker blacks, and then lighter-skinned middle class blacks.
• Middle class blacks often seek to distinguish themselves from lower-class blacks to gain the approval of whites.
• In "Jimboy's Letter", AnnJee receives a note from Jimboy saying that he had hurt his back so he was coming home.
• While Jimboy could...
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