In the Skin of a Lion

Alice and Cato’s daughter is a particularly mature girl, showing pride for her father’s work and helping Patrick integrate into Macedonian society by teaching him foreign words. She proves capable of taking care of herself when Patrick is sent to prison, accepting that Patrick’s political actions have taken him away from her temporarily.

Hana Quotes in In the Skin of a Lion

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Part 2: Chapter 1: Palace of Purification Quotes

His own life was no longer a single story but part of a mural, which was a falling together of accomplices.

Page Number: 145
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Part 2: Chapter 1: Palace of Purification
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The two of them walk out onto the fire escape, holding Alice’s daughter Hana in the fresh air, and passersby wave at them from below, which makes Patrick feel... (full context)
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At five in the morning, Patrick leaves Alice and Hana sleeping on the fire escape to leave for work, stopping by his room to put... (full context)
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Later, Patrick joins Alice and Hana and they eat on the fire escape or at the Balkan Café where Hana teaches... (full context)
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Patrick and Hana sometimes go to Hana’s favorite place, Geranium Bakery, where her friend Nicholas Temelcoff shows them... (full context)
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...realizes that he is now part of a web of stories—Alice’s love story with Cato, Hana’s friendship with the baker—and wonders if Alice was a nun. (full context)
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...about Alice’s past. After work, he goes home and plays a game with Alice and Hana on the bed. Patrick marvels at Alice’s frail, yet agile body. Once, Alice tells Patrick... (full context)
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One day, Hana hands Patrick a letter Cato wrote to Alice while working as a logger in the... (full context)
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...from the regular gathering at the waterworks. Patrick offered to become more formally responsible for Hana, but Alice replied that he already was looking after her, since Hana knew he loved... (full context)
Part 3: Chapter 2: Maritime Theatre
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When Patrick reaches Geranium Bakery, Nicholas Temelcoff hugs him vigorously. Patrick then asks about Hana and Nicholas tells him that she is packing. Walking up to Nicholas’s apartment, Patrick finds... (full context)
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Suddenly, Hana stands up, showing Patrick how tall she is, and hugs him softly. The two of... (full context)
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In their shared apartment, Hana wakes Patrick up to tell him that he needs to answer an urgent phone call... (full context)
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...come pick her up, even though he has a broken arm. He tells her that Hana will keep him awake and that she has saved his life. When Clara asks if... (full context)
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After making some coffee, Hana wakes Patrick up from his nap, telling him they have to go to Marmora. While... (full context)