The Friday 56 – Home by Toni Morrison

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it.
5.  Add the post url, not your blog url to the Linky.
6. Tweet it #Friday56 (not an official Freda’s Voice rule)

Toni Morrison’s Home has been on my TBR list for almost a year now. I bought it before I moved to Colorado and had every intention of reading it for my National Blog Posting Month novella challenge, but so far I haven’t and doubt I will; so back into the TBR pile.

. . .she thought about her situation: tomorrow was Monday; she had four dollars; rent due at week’s end twice that. Next Friday she was to be paid eighteen dollars, a bit over three dollars a day. So, eighteen dollars coming in, minus with going out, left her about fourteen dollars. With that she would have to buy everything a girl needed to be presentable, keep and make progress on her job. Her hope was to move from dishwasher to short-order cook and maybe to waitress who got tips. She had left Lotus with nothing and, except for the new dress, Prince had left her with nothing. She needed soap, underwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, another dress, shoes, stockings, jacket, sanitary napkins, and maybe have enough left for a fifteen-cent movie in a balcony seat.

Toni Morrison, Home p. 55

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4 thoughts on “The Friday 56 – Home by Toni Morrison

    • Thanks Laura, for stopping by. You’re right when you’ve gone through the same thing or similar it does help you to empathize. I remember in college not having enough money to buy the basics. So, when I read that passage it struck a bit of chord with me.

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