The Fortress of Solitude - Part 1, Chapters 1 - 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 1 – Dean Street in Brooklyn, formerly white, is now fully minority, so when white people begin to move back in – such as old Isabel Vendle and the young Solver family with their daughters Thea and Ana – it is a surprise to everyone. When white six year-old Dylan Ebdus learns from his mother that a little girl wants to play with him, he thinks it may be a Solver sister, but instead it is an older black girl named Marilla. Dylan tells Marilla that his father is an artist and is making a movie, while Marilla says she wants to go and buy some candy. Dylan realizes his mother has set him up on a play-date. Isabel, meanwhile, has been researching her Dutch ancestry and her family’s connections to the neighborhoods in the area. She intends to restore the...

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