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Who is Arlette in the story We Were the Mulvaneys? Character identification.

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Arlette is the Ph.D. candidate in biology whom Peter knew, liked and respected who had informed him "a few weeks ago" that he was "icy-cold." Peter's reaction to Arlette's comment ranged from macho pride to worry and anxiety. Arlette was an intelligent young woman who could speak her mind but who was also bashful and...

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Patrick not Peter.

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