Introduction: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Sula Peace: a little girl who grows into a woman in the Bottom

Inhabitants of the Bottom: black people who live in the hills and are dissatisfied with their lots

Inhabitants of the valley: white people who live in the valley

Slave owner: man who gives his slave a chore with the promise of both freedom and a parcel of land upon successful completion; talks the slave into taking hill land instead; says that the hill land is the bottom of Heaven

Slave: performs the chores given to him and accepts the Bottom parcel of land

The Medallion City Golf Course and the suburbs were replacing beeches, blossoming pear trees with children...

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