Let the Great World Spin: A Novel - Book Four, Chapter 12, Roaring Seaward, And I Go Summary & Analysis

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Book Four, Chapter 12, Roaring Seaward, And I Go Summary

Chapter 12 introduces the perspective of Jazzlyn- now Jaslyn- the daughter of Jazzlyn, granddaughter of Tillie and foster daughter of Gloria. The chapter begins with Jaslyn thinking about the photo of the walker that she bought at a garage sale in San Francisco. She remembers buying the photo because it was taken the same day her mother died. In the security line at the airport, she is standing behind an Italian man who has a "Doctors without Borders" patch on his bag.

She and the Italian man spend their flight to New York talking. She learns that his name is Pino, he's from Genoa, he is divorced and he has two kids. Jaslyn is unsure of what to tell him about herself, seeing that her mother and grandmother were prostitutes...

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