Lost in the City: Stories - An Orange Line Train to Ballston and The Sunday Following Mother's Day Summary & Analysis

Edward P. Jones
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An Orange Line Train to Ballston and The Sunday Following Mother's Day Summary

In An Orange Line Train to Ballston, Marvella "Velle" Watkins uses the city subway system to take her children to school and travel to and from work. She is a single mother of three, Marvin, Marcus, and Avis. One day on the train, they sit next to a man who wears his hair in dreadlocks. The children stare at him and then ask about his hair. The main is very friendly and engages the kids in conversation. Over the next several weeks and months Marvella and her children occasionally meet the man and numerous other minor conversations ensue. Marvella begins to be attracted to the man and continues to hope that he will make some action to signal a reciprocal attraction...

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