Brown Girl, Brownstones - Book 4, Selina, Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Selina, Chapters 1-3 Summary

Selina grieves for her father for a full year. Although Ina criticizes her, she wears all black, as an outward expression of her inner condition. Overwhelmed by waves of grief, Selina wastes away to a stick figure, with old-looking eyes. She often dreams of boys, but in her dreams, her father reaches out from beyond the grave and intervenes. Edgar Innis, the boy who danced with Ina at the wedding, starts paying calls to her, and Silla warns Ina that if she gets pregnant, her mother will kick her out. She does not need to worry, because really all Ina cares about is going to church. Ina gets a job at the telephone company, while Selina is a senior in high school. Although she avoids going out or going to social occasions, Selina agrees to go to...

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