Mrs. Avery is Annette's mother. She's an extremely kind and caring woman. She's also a real estate agent, and when Annette becomes aware of Kim and Ma's living situation, Mrs. Avery is able to arrange for them to rent a better apartment in Queens. She even offers to provide Ma's character reference.
Mrs. Avery Quotes in Girl in Translation
The Girl in Translation quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Avery or refer to Mrs. Avery. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Riverhead edition of Girl in Translation published in 2010.).
"Does it have heat?"
She looked startled. "Do you mean central heating?"
"Yes, does it have radiators that work?"
"Of course it does. I mean, don't worry, the heat works great."
Mrs. Avery Character Timeline in Girl in Translation
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Avery appears in Girl in Translation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...temporarily canceled. Annette insists that the apartment isn't legal and says they have to tell Mrs. Avery so she can help. Kim, ashamed, says she doesn't want Mrs. Avery to know about... (full context)
...reminds her that they're still like mother and cub. Back at the apartment, Kim phones Mrs. Avery and explains the situation. She also mentions her acceptance to Yale. Mrs. Avery offers to... (full context)