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1

(Crews) What happens after the competition?

Shereel commits suicide after losing to Marvella

2

(Crews) What is Shereel Dupont’s real name and why is it changed?

Dorothy Turnipseed - her trainer Russell believes she can’t be a world champion with a name like Turnipseed

3

(Crews) What happens at the end of the novel?

Nail discovers Shereel’s body, tracks down the head judge in the hotel urinal, and pulls out a grenade

4

(Crews) What happened to Nail Head that screwed him up so much?

He was drafted into the Vietnam war

5

(Crews) Where does the novel take place?

1980s Miami

6

(Crews) Who decides to get married during the novel?

Billy Bat and Earline

7

Why is Billy Bat attracted to Earline?

He is attracted to fat women and sees Earline’s lifestyle as the antithesis of his extremely restrained and regimented lifestyle

8

(Crews) Why does Nail blame the head judge?

He believes the head judge is responsible for Shereel’s loss of the world championship

9

(Crews) What kind of competition is Shereel competing in?

A bodybuilding championship

10

(Crews) What does Russell believe to be the difference between Shereel and Marvella?

Marvella follows the same approach as male body-builders, aiming to be the biggest and most cut competitor. Shereel is trying to balance gains with femininity

11

(Crews) Who is Shereel’s trainer?

Russell “Muscle” Morgan

12

(Crews) Who is Marbella’s trainer?

Wallace the Wall

13

(Crews) Who disrupts Shereel’s training?

Her family (Fonse, Earnestine, Motor, other brother, Earline) and ex-fiancé Nail Head (aka Harry)

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(Crews) Who interrupts Marvella’s training?

Her four sisters, who are also training under Wall

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(Crews) What is the name of the competition?

The Ms Cosmos

16

(Crews) Where are the Turnipseeds from?

Waycross, Georgia

17

(Crews) How do the Turnipseeds meet Billy Bat?

He is working out by the pool and Earline mistakenly believes he is having a seizure. The men hold Billy Bat down while she gives him mouth to mouth

18

(Crews) What degree does Earline have?

A two-year degree in Problems of Living