In Almanac of the Dead, why does Seese search for Lecha?

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Seese is a young white woman living in San Diego. A drug addict, she's entered into a relationship with a bisexual man called David. They have a child together, Monte, who is later stolen, believed dead. The suspect is Beaufrey, David's ex-boyfriend, who's intensely jealous of David's relationship with Seese.

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Seese is a young white woman living in San Diego. A drug addict, she's entered into a relationship with a bisexual man called David. They have a child together, Monte, who is later stolen, believed dead. The suspect is Beaufrey, David's ex-boyfriend, who's intensely jealous of David's relationship with Seese.

Nevertheless, Seese doesn't give up hope of being reunited with her abducted child. One day, she sees a famous psychic on TV, a woman called Lecha and resolves to travel to Tucson to meet up with her. To complicate matters, Seese is employed by Lecha as an assistant in helping her restore the almanac. So when Lecha agrees to help Seese look for her child, one senses straight away that she's only saying this in order to guarantee Seese's further assistance on this complex project. So long as Lecha can keep raising Seese's hope of finding her son alive, she knows that Seese will help her with the almanac.

In actual fact, Lecha knows full well that Monte's almost certainly dead; her raising of Seese's hopes therefore raises profound moral questions. At the same time, though, hope is what keeps Seese going, what prevents her from going out of her mind at such a difficult time in her life.

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