An American Marriage - Part One: Bridge Music, Pages 68-91 (Letters) Summary & Analysis

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Roy wrote to “Mr. D,” Celestial’s father. Roy asked for help contacting Celestial, who had not been in contact or to visit for more than two months. Franklin Delano Davenport wrote back explaining that he would speak to her, but only on his own behalf as her father. He also noted that he would share Roy’s letter with Celestial. Roy wrote Celestial a note, revealing to her that he recently discovered that his cellmate, Walter, is his biological father, Othaniel Jenkins. He told the story of his mother’s abandonment from Walter’s perspective and explained that Walter requested to be transferred into Roy’s cell to protect his son. Roy begged Celestial to come visit.

Celestial finally responded, saying she had been busy at the store but visited soon after. When Roy asked her if...

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