Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary
Mr. Tang has becoming increasingly involved in LuLing’s life. The translator sees LuLing as the woman in the memoir and forgives the mental lapses in her present state. In their conversations, when LuLing becomes disoriented, Mr. Tang turns her mind back to the past, bringing up hints of memories on which LuLing can expand. As Ruth watches their relationship develop, she wishes for a similar connection and trust between her and Art.
Ruth talks to Art about Mr. Tang and her mother’s budding friendship. Ruth tells Art she is surprised Mr. Tang is so taken with her mother. Mr. Tang is an intellectual who must have interests in so many subjects that her mother could not possibly understand. Art tells Ruth that because...
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