The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Setting

Ayana Mathis
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Hattie and August's apartment

This story opens in Hattie and August’s apartment in Philadelphia. They live in Germantown — a nice neighborhood. They moved in here when they got married as a temporary place to be until they bought a place. Here, their twin babies died and they went on to raise ten more babies. They sent their last child to Georgia to be adopted by Hattie’s sister, Pearl.

Georgia

Floyd’s story takes place in Georgia, where he is playing a gig. He meets Lafayette, and fantasizes about running off to New Orleans with him. Floyd invites Lafayette to his show and imagines that after the show, he will proposition Lafayette and they will take off. However, in the middle of the show, a man harasses Lafayette for being gay. Lafayette hits him and is escorted out of the club. Floyd does not have the courage to...

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