A Complicated Kindness: A Novel - Chapters Twenty-five and Twenty-six Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Chapters Twenty-five and Twenty-six Summary

During an evening of fun Travis and Nomi use a horse razor to cut each other's hair in Chapter Twenty-five. Later at home Nomi shaves her head and finds her old fish hook scar. She puts in earrings, wears cutoff shorts, a bikini top and lots of makeup to go to school. Mr. Quiring confronts Nomi about her makeup and jewelry, which is against school policy. He grabs her chin and asks her if she is having a nervous breakdown. When she tells him not to touch her, he tells her to get out. Nomi remembers a time when she was nine and became aware of her own existence. She realizes that she was alive and that because she was alive she could also die. She believes the key to her new religion is that there might...

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