Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis
Grace Long: a local school teacher in Shalimar and a friend of Susan Byrd’s. She flirts with Milkman and steals his watch
Lilah: cousin of Susan Byrd’s who “passes” for white
John: cousin of Susan Byrd’s who “passes” for white
Having absorbed the lessons of nature, Milkman forges his identity by pursuing his family history and the origins of his family name.
Milkman goes to see Susan Byrd and finds out that Susan’s grandmother, Heddy, is Sing’s mother.
Milkman continues to be puzzled over Guitar’s attempt on his life.
He marvels over his feeling of “connectedness” with the people of...
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