Paradise Chapter 9 - Save-Marie Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Chapter 9 - Save-Marie Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Save-Marie: not a true character; she has died just before the time frame of the chapter. She was the youngest of Jeff and Sweetie Fleetwood’s sickly children. The others are Noah, Esther, and Ming.

Manley Gibson: Gigi’s father, a convict recently removed from death row.

Dee Dee Truelove: Pallas’ mother.

Summary
This chapter opens with a funeral, the first one in Ruby’s history. Save-Marie was the youngest of Jeff and Sweetie’s children, all of whom, we will recall, were extremely unhealthy from their first breaths. Save-Marie’s funeral is the first public one in Ruby, and she is considered to be the first citizen of Ruby...

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