The Broken Bridge - Chapter 13, Golden Years Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, Golden Years Summary

Their grandmother opens the door. No one seems to know how to act but eventually the siblings are invited in. Ginny and Robert discover the details behind their backgrounds from both of their paternal grandparents. Robert finds out that his maternal grandparents are the best of friends with Dorothy and Ken Howard, his paternal grandparents. Through this relationship, the children—Janet and Tony—meet and marry.

When Tony, Ginny and Robert's father, asks his wife Janet if she will adopt his other child born out of wedlock, Janet adamantly refuses. She then leaves her husband Tony, never to look back again. Ginny's mother, according to Grandma, is a black whore who uses her sexual powers to steal another woman's husband and get pregnant so that she can end her cycle of poverty. Ginny is so upset by...

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