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Waiting to Exhale Chapter Summary & Analysis - Suddenly Single Summary

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Suddenly Single Summary

It is Sunday morning at the home of Bernadine and John Harris in Phoenix and John has just nonchalantly informed Bernadine that he is leaving her for his bookkeeper, a white girl named Kathleen. Bernadine is rendered speechless and cannot move while John's words sink in. The sensations she has are similar to the time she almost drowned years ago while swimming with a friend. Being torn between wanting to kick John out of the house and begging him to stay, Bernadine grapples with the fact that John is leaving her for a white woman. This behavior fits perfectly with John's actions of the past several years in his attempts to achieve the life enjoyed by successful white men like Donald Trump. Bernadine had been satisfied with less but John would not settle for anything less than the best in their home, cars, and private...

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