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The Human Stain - Chapter 2, Slipping the Punch Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Slipping the Punch Summary

Coleman goes to his lawyer the next day to complain about Farley and to find out if anything can be done. Coleman's lawyer, the husband of a professor at Athena Coleman hired, tells Coleman that if he swears out a restraining order against Farley, it will become public knowledge that he is dating Faunia. The lawyer then goes on to lecture Coleman about what public knowledge of this relationship will do to his reputation and how dangerous it is to have sex with such a young woman. What if Faunia should become pregnant and refuse an abortion? What if she has a sexually transmitted disease? The lawyer continues in this vein until Coleman turns on him and tells him he never wants to see him again, using the phrase, "lily-white face" in a manner that confuses the...

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