Home to Harlem - Chapter XX Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XX Summary

In chapter twenty, Jake and the brown woman are walking by a white Presbyterian church that is a symbol of a beautiful block that is still inhabited by whites. The two kiss and the woman explains that she waited for Jake to come back but then went down to Palm Beach for work. The woman elaborates that she is not a prostitute, since when she likes a man she does not take money from him and ends up giving him money. Otherwise, she rejects men she does not like. Jake learns that the woman's name is Felice, and they go together to Jake's room. Felice admires the well-kept room and Jake tells Felice about his friend Ray and about being sick for a while. They embrace, but then Felice yells that she forgot her bag. Felice insists she has to go...

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