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Quicksand and Passing - Quicksand - Chapters Eight and Nine Summary & Analysis

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Quicksand - Chapters Eight and Nine Summary

Employed in New York City, Helga is happy in black Harlem. She is now among new friends whose political beliefs are like her own, and she is more confident. She is close friends with Anne Grey, who offers Helga a room in her home, which is aesthetically pleasing to Helga in its elegant architecture and expensive furnishings. With a busy new social life, Helga never intends to reopen the fact that she is half white. She is pursued by men of wealth and status in Harlem. She has forgotten about James Vayle and only occasionally thinks of Dr. Anderson. She no longer feels the smallness of her youth and fees free here, admitting that money isn't everything.

But, Helga, in Chapter Nine, begins to be restless with an unidentifiable discontent about her life. She is experiencing now...

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