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THE HEROINE
THE HEROINE: elementary | Patricia Highsmith, Gnosis Yay?nc?l?k
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hen Lucilles mother dies, she decides to leave, forget everything an start again. Westchester reaches the Christiansen family home and is hired as the nanny of two children who live there. Their names were Nicky, nine years, and Heloise six years.Lucille to start working there, she begins to cling to these children as a haven to forgetthe past that had been hard. When she receive her first payment, which was $20, she burned, think of an idea to maybe run in the family that Christiansen and have a secure future with children to care for them.
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C.Perone Interesting 😂 4y
EadieB @C.Perone I contacted Val McDermid and asked her what she meant and this was her reply: Everyone is nervous in the dentist chair and the dentist sees the fear on our face. (edited) 4y
C.Perone @EadieB Ah. Thanks for the explanation lol 4y
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One of Highsmith's few short stories that doesn't filter domesticity through a male perspective, The Heroine confronts feminine issues of people-pleasing, inclusion, normality, and the fear of ending up like one's mother.