In Love & Trouble; Stories of Black Women Setting & Symbolism

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Writingsappears in 'Really, Doesn't Crime Pay?'

The narrator of 'Really, Doesn't Crime Pay?' wants to be a writer. When she meets a man who claims to be a writer, she shares with her over twenty years of writing. The man compliments her, assuring her that her writing is good. Then he steals it and has it published under his own name.

Houseappears in 'Really, Doesn't Crime Pay?'

The narrator's husband from 'Really, Doesn't Crime Pay?', Ruel, believes the one thing they can aspire to is buying a brick home in which to raise a family. After the narrator attempts to kill her husband, he places her in a mental hospital and buys his dream home, hoping it will allow them to move on from the past and begin their family. Ruel does not know that his wife is using birth control.

Booksappears in Her Sweet Jerome

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