Lost in the City: Stories - The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed Summary & Analysis

Edward P. Jones
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The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed Summary

Cassandra G. Lewis, the protagonist of the story, is a foul-mouthed and bad-tempered teenage girl in the process of flunking out of high school. She smokes heavily. The boys she knows have nicknamed her Tank and Mack Truck, apparently a conflation of her physicality and her exceptionally forceful personality. Cassandra dislikes school and yearns for an encounter with an instructor which can lead to a physical altercation. Cassandra is somewhat homeless but spends much of her time living with her sister and brother-in-law, although she routinely fights with both of them. Cassandra idolizes Rhonda Ferguson, her friend and a neighborhood celebrity. Rhonda has recorded a song that is becoming a hit on the radio. Rhonda has landed some type of contract and expects to begin touring with her music. Rhonda's father acts as...

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