Floating in My Mother's Palm Characters

Ursula Hegi
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Hanna

Hanna is a German girl growing up in the town of Burgdorf in the fifties and sixties. Hanna is the daughter of an eccentric artist and a dentist. The stories in this novel are from Hanna's point of view and are from a mature woman looking back on her childhood. Hanna often places herself in the story as a grown woman, discussing how the events of her story have impacted her life. Hanna also tells the stories in order to show how she grew up, to review her childhood and find the things that made her into the person she became.

Hanna is a gentle young girl who is as mischievous as she is kind. While Hanna respects her mother and looks up to the librarian who is the town gossip, she looks down on the woman who raised her as the family maid, often pulling cruel jokes...

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