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Toni Morrison


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Suggestions for Further Reading

Who gave Joe the last name "Trace"?

Who went with Violet to Palestine?

What kind of tree did Joe sleep in?

In what month did Joe officially meet Dorcas?

What was Violet's nickname?

In what year did the St. Louis riots take place?

What phrase did Violet's parrot repeat?

What other crazy thing was Violet known for?

According to Joe, how many times has he "reinvented" himself?

What is the name of the nightclub where Dorcas and Joe meet?

Where did Joe work before selling cosmetics?

How much did Malvonne charge Joe for the use of a room?

For how long does Joe and Dorcas's love affair last?

Who gave Wild her name?

What did Alice Manfred keep stacked in her room?

Who helps Henry LesTroy deliver Wild's baby?

Where do Joe and Violet head before New York?

Where does Joe first see Dorcas?

What character has two different-colored eyes?

How does Dorcas's mother die?

What does Felice loan to Dorcas?

How many times does Joe look for his mother?

Who did Joe tell about Dorcas?

What helped make Violet's new bird healthy?

Who threw herself into a well?

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by SamiDB, April 25, 2015

In the second paragraph of the analysis it states that Dorcas was raised by Malvonne, but actually she was raised by Alice Manfred. Alice still isn't her biological mother so it's still congruous with the point that all the main characters were raised by people other than their parents, but I thought it was worth pointing out.

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