The Question and Answer section for Sonny’s Blues is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The narrator is an algebra schoolteacher. I thnk it is art rather than math that connects the narrator to Sonny.
The narrator's daughter dies tragically. This gives him the impetus to contact Sonny and begin a correspondence.
The narrator's uncle is killed by a group of white men. They are drunk, and his uncle's death is violent. The significance of the uncle's death can be found in the overt racism that forever effects the narrator and illustrates the effects of...