The Face in the Cloth

by Jane Yolen

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Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 59

"This is a story about daughters carrying their mothers' images through their lives, something they feel (even if unconsciously) they have to live up to," says Yolen. "The Face in the Cloth" is a symbolic tale of a daughter carrying the burden of her dead, much-loved mother and how she sets aside that burden to claim her own life.

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