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Leah Hanwell

Leah Hanwell is tall and lanky. She is very fair-skinned and has red hair. She is married to Michel. On the morning that Shar shows up at Leah's front door, Leah tell Shar that she is pregnant, and that she just found out this morning. Leah is an only child.

Leah's father dies of cancer when Leah is in her early twenties. This seems to have an adverse effect on Leah's behavior. During her adolescence and early adulthood, Leah experiments with drugs and alcohol. By the time Leah is married to Michel, she still seems to smoke pot and rink, but doesn't seem to do any harder drugs than this.

Leah also seems to be struggling with her sexuality. During college, she was having sex with both men and women. While she is married to Michel, she still seems to yearn for women, including fantasizing about being...

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