The Book of Harlan - Chapters 79 - 83 Summary & Analysis

Bernice L. McFadden
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In Chapter 79 Harlan arrives in New York. He was brought off of the ship in a wheelchair but his condition was so frail, Emma and Sam did not recognize him. They rode home in a cab with Harlan sitting between his parents in the way he had so many years ago when they first brought him to Harlem as a child. Harlan wanted to know why they had stopped in front of an apartment instead of their house. Sam told him that a lot has changed. Their apartment was on the third floor and Harlan was not strong enough to climb the stairs so Sam carried him up on his back. Emma had cooked all of Harlan's favorite food for dinner, they spoke about everything except what Harlan had been through during the past five years. There had been a lot of changes...

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