Praisesong for the Widow - Part II: Sleeper's Wake; Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Part II: Sleeper's Wake; Chapters 1-2 Summary

That night Avey spent in the hotel, as described in this first chapter, was filled with visions of her life with Jay on Halsey Street. It begins when she envisions him asking her, as if he were sitting right in front of her, if she realizes how reckless she is being with money, and as was so typical of him, asking whether she wanted to end up back where they started, on Halsey Street. She knows what created that strict, hoarding man, and walks all the way through in her memory, the days she spent with two-year-old Annawilda, the four-year-old Sis, pregnant with Marion, waiting in that fifth floor apartment for Jay to come home. She had tried to miscarry the baby, she was so afraid of the added expense, and had returned...

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