Improvement - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Joan Silber
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When Claude does not show up for their date, Darisse, the woman he has been seeing in Richmond, Virginia, where they have been buying the cigarettes, is upset. He is never late. She waits for him at the bar, impulsively checks her texts, but he never shows up. She worries that he changed his mind about her. Her friends tell her maybe he met someone better. Darisse knows nothing lasts forever, but still she feels hope. She really likes Claude, and it seemed like the feeling was reciprocal.

Darisse works for a hospice service as a home health aide. This involves washing, feeding, and cleaning elderly people. She lives with her grandmother. Her two-year-old daughter, Jeshauna, lives with her father, Lionel, who is Darisse’s ex. Darisse’s grandmother refuses to raise another baby in her house so Jeshauna lives with Lionel and his...

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