Pentimento - Julia Summary & Analysis

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Julia Summary and Analysis

Lillian changed the names of the characters in this section. The "Julia" in this story is not Lillian's mother. In 1937, after Lillian had written "The Children's Hour" and "Days to Come," she was invited to attend a theater festival in Moscow. Lillian traveled with Dorothy Parker and her husband, Alan Campbell, to Europe. Once Lillian got to Paris she still hadn't completely decided whether she would go on to Moscow. She enjoyed getting together in Paris with the likes of Sara and Gerald Murphy, Ernest Hemingway and Ring Lardner's son, James. There were many other celebrities and lots of parties and tennis games.

When Lillian decided to head to Moscow, she called a childhood friend, Julia, who was studying medicine in Vienna. She would stop and visit with her before going on to Russia. Julia called later and asked Lillian to...

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