A Complicated Kindness: A Novel - Chapters Three and Four Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Chapters Three and Four Summary

In Chapter Three, Nomi tells about meeting her boyfriend, Travis, at a New Year's Eve party. It is when he mentions the name of Lou Reed that Nomi knows she wants Travis as her boyfriend. At the countdown, Nomi is smoking a hash pipe that is accidently kicked and cuts the inside of her mouth. She passes out and wakes up a few hours later with Travis next to her. At the conclusion of the chapter, Nomi describes how The Mouth, is actually her mother's brother, her uncle.

In Chapter Four, Ray builds a garbage hutch a few days after Trudie leaves. Trudie had always wanted such a hutch. The garbage men think the hutch is garbage, however, and take it along with the trash in the cans. Nomi indicates the construction of this hutch had been...

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