Breath, Eyes, Memory - Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary

In this chapter, Sophie describes her first impression of Flatbush Avenue, the area of Brooklyn where her mother lives. There are many Haitian shops. When she walks with her mother down the street, her mother often speaks to the people passing by in Creole. However, Sophie's mother has been told that in the schools—outside the neighborhood—there is a lot of prejudice against Haitians, and Sophie's mother begs her to learn English quickly.

Sophie's mother drives her to a building hung with a sign that reads MARC CHEVALIER, ESQUIRE, and introduces her to her boyfriend. Later, Marc takes Sophie and her mother out for dinner to a Haitian restaurant. Inside, there are people at tables loudly arguing politics. When the food is served, Marc complains about his boudin. Sophie feels out of place, as if she is a part of...

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