Home to Harlem - Chapter VII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VII Summary

In chapter seven, Zeddy is missing from his usual hangouts in Harlem for a week. When he appears in Harlem, he announces that he has moved in with Susy on Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, while Miss Curdy has a thing going with Strawberry Lips. Zeddy admits that Susy is not good-looking but treats him right and gives him great pork chops and fried chicken. On Sunday night, Jake goes to another gin party at Susy's. Susy's food is wonderful and includes fried chicken and stewed corn. She is well-dressed and enjoys the compliments that her cooking draws. After the meal, Zeddy wants to go and hang out in Harlem, but Susy insists that she will throw him out if he goes out.

For a while Zeddy enjoys the sweet life at Susy's house. The Saturday night parties continue and Zeddy is Susy's...

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