There Are No Children Here

by

Alex Kotlowitz

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Audrey Natcone Character Analysis

Terence’s lawyer proves devoted to her client. Impressed by Terence’s professions of innocence and his strong relationship with his family, she feels sorry for Terence’s plight and fights to reduce his sentence. She does not give up on the young man, even after he is arrested again for armed robbery, instead trusting that her duty is to defend him at all costs.

Audrey Natcone Quotes in There Are No Children Here

The There Are No Children Here quotes below are all either spoken by Audrey Natcone or refer to Audrey Natcone. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of There Are No Children Here published in 1991.
Chapter 24 Quotes

She had seen Terence change in the year she had known him. He had hardened. The weight lifting made him look older and more menacing. He seemed more defiant. “When I first saw him he was a little kid. He was soft-looking and soft-spoken,” she said. She didn’t think a long sting in jail would do him any good.

Related Characters: Alex Kotlowitz (speaker), Audrey Natcone (speaker), Terence Rivers
Page Number: 232
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Audrey Natcone Character Timeline in There Are No Children Here

The timeline below shows where the character Audrey Natcone appears in There Are No Children Here. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13
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In the meantime, public defender Audrey Natcone feels sorry for her client Terence, who looks young and nervous and will probably... (full context)
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In this case, Audrey is particularly impressed by Terence’s relationship with his family. Unlike most of her clients, LaJoe... (full context)
Chapter 18
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While this new arrest has upset Audrey Natcone, since she hoped that Terence would stay out of trouble unlike most of her... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...care for the impact of their actions on the young men’s lives. At the courthouse, Audrey Natcone walks up to the state’s attorney handling Terence’s case. She succeeds in convincing the... (full context)
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Before the trial, Audrey meets with Terence and tries to convince him to accept an eight-year sentence, arguing that... (full context)