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Discuss the juxtaposition between Edwidge’s pregnancy and Mira’s diagnosis in Chapter 1. How do these events set the tone and thematic focus of the overall narrative?

This question encourages the reader to consider the book’s starting point, which places dual emphasis on Mira’s diagnosis and Edwidge’s pregnancy. Readers should reflect on the personal and thematic implications of this juxtaposition as described and illustrated by the author.

What narrative tactics does the author use to introduce the reader to the figure of Joseph? What are the salient aspects of his life as described in Chapter 2?

Because Joseph is one of the most important figures in the book, the readers should consider his early adulthood as described by the narrative. Ideally, readers should also consider political factors that the book incorporates into this part of the narrative?

How does the book illustrate the years in which Joseph and Denise took care of Edwidge and Bob? What are the important events and character dynamics of this part of the narrative?

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