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Thérèse is the primary daughter of the house before her mother, Antoinette, passes away. Thérèse believes that she has the rights to the Martin estate and to everything in the house. Antoinette and Madeleine, Léonie's mother, are sisters. When Léonie and Madeleine come to stay for the summer, Thérèse and Léonie are close friends. However, when Antoinette passes away it appears that Madeleine and Léonie will stay on at the Martin estate, and Thérèse feels threatened by the changes. Letters from her recently deceased aunt Soeur Dosithée arrive after Antoinette's death. Antoinette wrote these letters to her sister during the war. They imply that Thérèse was conceived in an act of sexual assault in...

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