The warden of Hanna’s prison seems to care sincerely for the welfare of Hanna and the other prisoners. She writes to Michael to inform him of Hanna’s release and ask for his help, and after Hanna dies, she tells him about Hanna’s life in prison. Described by Michael as “a small, thin woman,” she “seemed insignificant until she began to speak, with force and warmth and a severe gaze and energetic use of both hands and arms.”
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Part 3, Chapter 7
...removed” relationship with Hanna, and is surprised when he receives a letter from the prison warden informing him that Hanna will most likely be released in the next year. The warden’s... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 10