Song of Solomon - Chapters 12-13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 opens at four o' clock the next day with Milkman arriving at Susan's home. Milkman notes Susan is about his mother's age. Susan invites Milkman in and introduces him to Grace Long, who seems taken with Milkman.

Milkman learns Susan's deceased father, who was named Crowell, had a sister named Sing, but Susan explains this sister never married. She left Virginia in a wagon headed for Massachusetts. Milkman is disappointed to have reached a dead end and leaves Susan's home. He forgets his watch. However, he does take a box of cookies with him that contains Grace Long's address.

As Milkman leaves Susan's house, he feels out of sorts. He says though he does not feel close to the people he is meeting, he does feel some sort of connection with them. This is different from the way he felt in Michigan, the only home he...

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