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I have to warn you that I want to talk about something you don’t like to talk about.
-- Pip (Purity in Oakland)

Importance: Here, Pip speaks to her mother by phone. Pip reveals not only that she will be visiting her mother for the weekend, but that she wants to talk about her mother’s least favorite subject. That is the mystery of who Pip’s father is. In fact, Pip’s mother hates talking about the past in general, but in particular, Pip’s father. Pip wants to do so to get out of debt.

She had no interest in ‘getting to know’ her father, she already had her hands full with her mother, but it seemed to her that he should give her money. Her $130,000 in student debt was far less than he’d saved by not raising her and not sending her to college.
-- Narrator (Purity in Oakland)

Importance: Here, the reason Pip wants to find...

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