Away - Part 3: October 5, 1925: Hard Times, Hard Times Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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Fat Patty gives Lillian a rag that she claims is mostly clean, and Lillian doesn’t argue, claiming she’s had worse in her mouth. Fat Patty and the dwarf who helps her both laugh and for a moment, Lillian is ashamed of herself, but thinking that might be a good sign. She is adjusting to life in Hazelton, but still struggling not to watch as women openly have sex. Fat Patty’s tattoos are mostly iconic designs or elegant script surrounded by posies. Lillian opts for Sophie’s name on her hip, but asks Fat Patty to put seven blue stars with the name instead of having it placed in a banner. The dwarf likens them to the Pleiades.

At the end of the first week, life at Hazelton’s feels normal to Lillian. She has an assigned...

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