Jeanine M Yes and no. Yes, because several of the main characters perservere in the face of horrible discrimination and deprivation. But, just like in real life, but more so because of the times and beliefs about class & race, we lose people due to extenuating circumstances that are out of one's control.
Deane Greer Given the circumstances of all complex characters the ending was not necessarily happy but just and acceptable. This is a complex novel with much history interwoven with the development of numerous characters and a well developed intricate plot.
Hemant Karandikar The book ends with Tete reflecting on her life. She lives with memories of long struggle and separation from loved ones. She lives with new love.