The Lonely Londoners


Sam Selvon

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A white woman who dates Bart. When Beatrice takes Bart home to introduce him to her family, her father chases him out of the house because he’s black. In the aftermath of this tumultuous event, Beatrice slowly distances herself from Bart until, eventually, she moves to a different apartment without telling him. This leaves him distraught, and he searches for her throughout the city, constantly asking his friends if they’ve seen her.
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Section 4
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...comes to courting women, but he quickly falls in love with a white woman named Beatrice, who dates him for a short period of time. Before long, he resolves to marry... (full context)
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Despite his failure to impress Beatrice’s parents, Bart continues seeing her, terrified he’ll never be able to date another white woman.... (full context)
Section 10
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...the party progresses, Cap goes home with two women, Bart gets drunk and pines over Beatrice, and Daniel stands at the bar buying drinks for everybody else’s dates. By 10:30, a... (full context)