The Broken Bridge - Introductory Flashback and Chapter 1, The Visitor Summary & Analysis

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Introductory Flashback and Chapter 1, The Visitor Summary

Sixteen-year-old Ginny Howard embarks upon a private investigation in the country of Wales and its surrounding territories, to discover the truth about her family ties and her true character. In an attempt to shelter Ginny from negative events ending in broken family relations, her father Tony Howard conceals much of his upbringing, her mother's circumstances and his daughter's true identity. Ginny feels the discovery of a convergence between her white paternal English roots and her black maternal Haitian roots will help her distinguish who she is as an artist and beyond.

In the introductory flashback, Ginny notices she is different through the eyes of the playground children, when they say, "Eeny, meeny, miney, Mo,' Catch a nigger by his toe ..." (p. 3). The kids nickname her Eeny Meeny. After Ginny tells her father...

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