Waiting to Exhale - Fire Summary & Analysis

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After Bernadine returns home from the Circle K, she dresses herself and the kids, and they head to Sun City where Bernadine's mother, Geneva, lives. Bernadine leaves John Jr. and Onika with Geneva claiming that she and John are going on a romantic trip to Sedona for a few days. Geneva knows that Bernadine and John's marriage has been unstable for some time and is mildly suspicious of Geneva's request but agrees to keep the children.

On the way home, Bernadine stops again at the Circle K to buy more cigarettes. Once she is home, Bernadette sits in the car for several minutes, because she does not want to enter an empty house but eventually she goes in, takes another Xanax, and looks around at the precise organization of John's things in the bedroom. As Bernadine stands in the huge closet and examines John's expensive clothing, she...

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