A Complicated Kindness: A Novel - Chapters Eleven and Twelve Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Chapters Eleven and Twelve Summary

Nomi's thoughts return to her mother in Chapter Eleven. She remembers that her mother worshipped her father, Nicodemus. Her mother also sang very loudly in church, but would not greet the minister, The Mouth, at the back door. She would instead insist that she and the girls leave through the other exit. Later, at the car, her mother and father would argue because Nomi's father decided to walk home even though they waited in the car for him. Even though her faith in the Mennonite religion is not strong, Nomi said that she did gain from Menno Simons a new faith that one day her family would be reunited and live happily together.

As a child, Trudie remembers having the run of the town. Her mother's family was one of the first to come to East Village...

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