Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush - chapters 1-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1: The story begins with fourteen-year-old Teresa walking home from school. Teresa is nearly fifteen and is getting noticed by the boys on the corner. Some call out to Teresa, who they refer to as "Tree". Tree is embarrassed by the attention and clutches her books to hide her blossoming breasts. The boys can tell that Tree is somewhat upset, so they leave her alone. Further down the street, Tree spots a very handsome young man sitting on a stoop. He is pale skinned with freckles and dressed in a very nice suit. Tree notices him immediately and becomes instantly smitten. He reminds Tree of a do-wah singer from the 1950s, with his sleek suit, fancy tie and belt-buckle that reads "Jazz" in fancy script. The man sits with his hand cupped over his ear as if he is recording a song. Tree keeps on...

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