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 Post subject: Orin and Joelle's breakup
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:03 am 
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what were the circumstance surrounding the breakup?
Is there any discussion of what happened, other than intimations that the relationship soured after Joelle's acid in the face incident?


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 Post subject: Re: Orin and Joelle's breakup
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There isn't really. This is the best gathering of facts I could come up with from the summary of the Molly Notkin section in Elegant Complexity:

Notkin says that the Auteur’s son’s excuse
for abandoning his relationship with Madame Psychosis was his
“accusing Madame Psychosis of being sexually enmeshed with . . .
the Auteur.” On pp. 227-8 Notkin “has no idea . . . whether Orin left
because [Jim and Joelle] were lovers or what.” According to n. 80,
Orin knows Jim and Joelle weren’t lovers (but cf. Jim’s role in “the
end [of the relationship]’s start” on p. 297 and Orin’s implied jealousy
when speaking to Hal at the top of p. 250). Near the end of the
section, Notkin attributes Orin’s departure to Joelle’s “traumatic deformity.”


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I really appreciate your fantastic insight!
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