Land of Love and Drowning - Section 5: Drown - Chapters 82 - 85 Summary & Analysis

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The omniscient narrator tells the whole of Section 5. It begins with a quote from Derek Walcott, "It may seem so simple to say that it is sea. But it is the sea."

Ronalda goes to college in the states and is discouraged for the state of things. Mainly, it is the racism that bothers her. Still, she remains emotionally distant from her homeland of the Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Mary is on the news as a huge storm, but so far it's just a little rain and wind. Jacob and his wife go to a hurricane party. Franky is relieved of his lighthouse duty for safety purposes.

The storm remains on the news, but only in the Virgin Islands, not in the states. Therefore, Ronalda tells her mother that everything will be fine. Eeona calls from St. John and says it...

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