Meridian - Truman Held: Visits, Lynne, and Tommy Odds Summary & Analysis

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Truman Held: Visits, Lynne, and Tommy Odds Summary

In Visits, Lynne comes to see Meridian the summer before Meridian goes to Chicokema, the first time they've seen each other since the death of Lynne and Truman's daughter Camara a year before. Meridian has lost most of her hair, and shaved her head and donned the railroad cap. Lynne has gained weight and become pale. Meridian brings tea, bologna, and peanut butter and jelly. Truman is there, but Meridian says there's nothing between them. Lynne laughs, saying there will always be something between them. She is bitter, saying that only the poorest black people ever loved her.

When Truman returns, he and Lynne have a fight. Lynne accuses him of marrying her as a white oddity. Meridian says that she's leaving but will leave the door open. Before she can...

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