Part 3, Chapters 7-9 Summary

Taking for granted the close yet removed relationship he has with Hanna, Michael does not consider the fact there will come a day when Hanna is released from prison. He knows that he is selfish in desiring their contact to continue in such a way indefinitely. But one day, he receives a letter from the prison warden saying that the following year Hanna’s plea for clemency will likely be granted and that he is her only connection to the outside world. The warden writes that life in the community can be difficult after such a long incarceration and asks that Michael assist Hanna in finding an apartment and a job and that he visit her after her release. Michael obliges by finding her a low-cost apartment attached to the home of a...

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