A Complicated Kindness: A Novel - Thirteen and Fourteen Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Thirteen and Fourteen Summary

In Chapter Thirteen, Trudie loses her job in the crying room after she is found playing secular music during church services. She and some of the girls in the church do penance by visiting the local nursing home. Trudie then takes a job in the church library. At this point, Tash becomes even more rebellious. She has her ears pierced without permission, and barely speaks to her family. Even though Tash is all the things the Mennonite religion says a person shouldn't be, Nomi still admires her sister greatly.

Nomi believes that her teacher, Mr. Quiring, thinks she is crazy. She knows that he, like the rest of the town, is familiar with her family's problems. For a reason that she can't define, Mr. Quiring's opinion of her bothers her. One day in class, Mr. Quiring tells Nomi to...

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