Dead Letter Social Sensitivity

Jane Waterhouse
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The author shows sensitivity to the world she creates. She accepts the many cultures in the novel, showing respect for their differences.

Mercedes points out that Quinn's books focus only on white criminal cases. Mercedes, in her candid style, criticizes Quinn for avoiding an African American murder case.

Waterhouse shows sensitivity to social issues by depicting Quinn as questioning her own attitudes. The author leaves Quinn's interest in the murder case open as a possible next adventure for Quinn.

Quinn and her ex-husband, Temple's father, Andy, concern themselves with Temple's welfare. Quinn sends Temple to stay with Andy as the terror escalates. Mercedes concerns herself with Temple's welfare, advising Quinn to let go a little and listen to her daughter more carefully.

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