Everything Inside - “In the Old Days” and “The Port-au-Prince Marriage Special” Summary & Analysis

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In the story “In the Old Days,” the unnamed protagonist is a woman about 30 years in age. She is an English teacher at a public school in New York City. Her parents are originally from Haiti. A few years after her parents moved to New York, her father returned to Haiti to open a school for poor kids. A 30-year dictatorship in Haiti had recently ended at that time. The parents divorced, and the mother never told the father hat she was pregnant. The protagonist has never known her father. One day, she receives a phone call from her father’s relative; they say that her father is sick and dying in Miami. She decides to go see him in Miami, but her mother has no interest in going with her, as she resents him for...

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