What is the tone and mood of "Night Women" by Edwidge Danticat?
Quick answer:The tone of the story is somber and introspective. The mood in the setting of the story—a small interior space—is lonely. Although the mother and son are spending intimate time together, at least for a short while, the mother misses her son's father, who was a former lover of hers and possibly a client. Although she sees countless men every night, her character seems to have a consistent mood of longing. She possibly wants to find true love or longs for a new life for her and her son. The tone of the story is also reminiscent of old folklore, as she tells her son various mythologies. As with other mythologies, the story of the prostitute mother and son has the mood of a tragedy.