[Haley Reading groups Fall 2020]
In the last four chapters of American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson reveals how Marie went to Martinique, nursed her pregnancy and birthed her twin sons. Then, she returned to Connecticut where she encountered the experience at the beginning of the story. Meanwhile, Marie had received a threatening mail from Ross, and she had decided to leave her kids with her mother at Martinique, while she returns to America to find Ross and “do him violence.”
In the last chapter of the novel, Marie expressed her love and advice for her sons: “I love you. I hope you grow into men who are the best part of your father and me. I hope that if you’re called to resist injustice, you’ll have the courage to do so. I hope you’ll love fiercely and freely. In those ways, I hope you’ll be good Americans” 289).
Which of the events presented in the concluding scenes of American Spy did you find to be most interesting? Why?