It’s starts off as an interview with the author and a woman named Lucy Kolkin. It then blossoms into friendship, but then they lose contact with each other. The author was doing research for a novel about a woman who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. That woman was Lucy that worked as a shipfitter. The author read letter about Lucy and her husband. By doing this, she begins to understand Lucy and she feels a strong connection with her.

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