In Love & Trouble; Stories of Black Women - Her Sweet Jerome Summary & Analysis

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Her Sweet Jerome Summary

A woman is searching through her husband's closet, looking for some clue to the identity of his lover. The woman, Mrs. Jerome Franklin Washington III, married a schoolteacher whom she believed to be quietly intelligent and very cute. It never bothered Mrs. Washington that her husband showed a lack of affection for her and was in fact often annoyed by her shows of affection. Mrs. Washington made herself see things that were not there, like loving approval in her husband's eyes.

Mrs. Washington owns a beauty salon in a shop behind her father's funeral parlor. Mrs. Washington is proud that she can provide for her husband without the help of her father's money. However, it is not long after her marriage that Mrs. Washington begins hearing rumors of her husband's infidelity. Mrs. Washington never asks her husband about this...

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