Drake, Mother of Temple

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During the testimony that Temple Drake of Jackson, Mississippi, gives under oath in Sanctuary, she says her mother is dead (285). In Requiem for a Nun, however, Gowan takes Temple's son Bucky to spend a week "with [his] grandparents in New Orleans" (136) -
which resurrects Mrs. Drake and moves her to Louisiana. While in the first novel Temple often thinks of her father, and she refers to him again in the second, her mother is only mentioned in these two incompatible ways.