Marion struggles with her own racist thoughts, while Hortensia calls out those around her for being racist as a means to make them uncomfortable. This book is only lightly peppered with direct mentions of the racial injustice of apartheid and the present-day effects of the historical tragedy, yet this is the very essence of the novel as it shows how invisibly pervasive racism is. David tells Ruth to stop but is harshly ignored. That night, the boys sneak back downstairs, giving her water. Matthew enters his home to find Kelly and the stolen tape in his home, along with his parents and Principal Salinger. Eventually, Meg is untied but is unable to eat the food dry toast Ruth gives her since she is severely dehydratedto the extent of choking if she did. Through the bittersweet tales of two old women, Yewande Omotoso manages to deliver next The door Sparti lady in thought-provoking novel about apartheid and race relations in South Africa—and an enjoyable read as well. Though next The door Sparti lady in find the strain of living their normal family and working lives unbearable, it is Bernard who cracks first. On Eli's advice, Matthew takes Danielle to a sleazy motel. Plot summary[ edit ] Bernard lives happily with his wife Arlette and young son in a village outside Grenoble. Matthew later attempts to apologize and reconcile, but Danielle believes that she will never be able to escape her past and decides to return to the adult industry. She refuses, but David loosens them anyway, promising to free her into the woods.