Chapters 7 and 8 Summary
After her mother left, Marie could hear her father crying in the bathroom as he ran bath and sink water so she wouldn't hear. Marie learned to cry at night when her father couldn't hear her. After a year, her father started to come out of it although something had vanished from his eyes forever. He started cooking, helping her pick out her school clothes and even calling ladies he knew and asking them out on dates. But her father found it hard to leave Marie so his dates were few and far between.
Marie told her father about Lena, the new white girl at school. He showed his surprise to hear she was white and said that she must be trash. She told him that Ms. Cory asked her to show Lena around. Her father and Donna Cory had gone to graduate school together. Her father played...