Another Brooklyn - Chapter 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 begins with the historical moment: years after the Son of Sam killed white girls in Brooklyn, brown girls were being killed and dying in New York. The girls were now 15 and beginning to fall apart. In the midst of Angela's disappearance, after protective services placed her in a home on Long Island, August's father began dating and Jerome began pressuring August into having sex. Sylvia urged her to do it, but August "held onto" her body rather than give it up to him, resulting in the couple's breakup. Soon after, she saw Sylvia and Jerome kissing in the park. Around this time, August's father also began taking her to see Sister Sonja.

At the beginning of Chapter 14, we see August with Sister Sonja, who asked when August realized her mother had died. In Chapter 14, Sylvia's betrayal is juxtaposed with images of the...

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