The White Woman on the Green Bicycle - Chapters 1 - 2 Summary & Analysis

Monique Roffey
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Summary

The first chapter, “Hurricane” opens with a scene in which a young man named Talbot is being beaten by police. He is handcuffed and taken to the top of the hill in the back seat of a police car. When he argues, he's warned to stop talking or the police might return for Talbot's “sexy younger sister.” It isn't the first time the police have brutalized those who get in their way. One of the police officers is named Johnny. Johnny stole Talbot's phone a week earlier and Talbot had sent word that he wanted his phone back. This is the reason for the beating. Other officers join in, helping Johnny beat Talbot. They continue even when Talbot is no longer able to stand. They leave him there, on the hill, with one officer stating that Talbot looks like he's already dead.

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