Annie Tyler is the infamous widow of Eatonville, who was cheated and left by her younger lover Who Flung. Townspeople of Eatonville warn Janie of this tale as she begins to date Tea Cake, and she too finds herself worrying about whether or not she will end up like Mrs. Tyler at the beginning of her marriage to Tea Cake.
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...for many hours. Janie spends the rest of the day and night anxiously thinking about Mrs. Tyler and her experience being cheated by the young and charming Who Flung. Janie determines that... (full context)