Part 1 Summary

The Friends describes a transitional period in the life of Phyllisia Cathay as she learns about herself, as well as the...

(The entire section is 572 words.)

Part 2 Summary

The section opens in Central Park where Phyllisia is picnicking with Edith and her sisters. Although she knows it is cruel, Phyllisia is...

(The entire section is 414 words.)

Part 3 Summary

Ruby wakes Phyllisia from a recurring nightmare where both her mother and Edith appear. Phyllisia has been unable to eat; she is weak and too...

(The entire section is 370 words.)