Helen On 86th Street

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In Wendi Kaufman's story, Vita, the narrator, lives in an apartment with her single mother. She deeply misses her father who left them, and writes letters to him that she never sends. At school her class is staging a production of the story Helen of Troy. Vita longs to play Helen and envies Helen McGuire, who has the role. (Holt Literature & Language Arts, 2003)

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