A Very Long Engagement - Study Guide The Woman on Loan Summary & Analysis

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Mathilde goes to meet with Elodie Gordes, but Elodie becomes upset when asked about the argument between her husband and his dear friend, Kleber. She runs away in the rain but comes back to say she will write it all down in a letter. The letter tells her story. She had fallen in love at a young age, had had a child, and was abandoned by her lover. Benjamin had been left a widower with four children, his former wife’s, whom he had adopted. Hearing that Elodie was a single mother in need of a job, Benjamin hired her to care for the children and him. They eventually married. Elodie loved Benjamin, but she never had the same passion for him as she had for the father of her child or later for Kleber. Benjamin and the Eskimo were good friends, working together as...

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