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Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:14 PM
Subject: reply to JP and MR re Hazel & her roommate
Dear Mr Reynolds,
Ms Kunin might have a valid point
here about Hazel and her parents' pity.
The valid point is Jerry
Her parents and home were her one zone
of love and security - but not enough, given her'faint hope' for love and a
normal life beyond this nest.
I just noticed another oddity.
Although Hazel lives at home, the nun-to-be is described as "that nice frail
roommate," presumably Hazel's.