A Complicated Kindness: A Novel - Chapter Fifteen and Sixteen Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Chapter Fifteen and Sixteen Summary

In Chapter Fifteen, Nomi remembers the way that some teenagers, especially Tash, were able to pick up information, signals and influences from the outside world. Although their father makes it clear that he doesn't approve of Tash's actions, he isn't confrontational. Through the years, Nomi also realizes that although her mother pretended like Tash's behavior didn't affect her, her mother had a breaking point to the amount of time she could continue to pretend like it didn't bother her. About this same time, Mr. Quiring visits Ray and Trudie to talk about Tash's behavior in the classroom. Nomi notices that both Mr. Quiring and her mother are flustered at the beginning of the visit. Nomi mentions that she doesn't want to talk to Mr. Quiring about the past because she is afraid he will introduce discrepancies in...

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