A Cure for Dreams: A Novel - Chapters 11 & 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11 & 12 Summary

Chapter 11

Trudy's twin boys are born. Betty has turned eighteen, and though she has no prospective suitors, she finds that she is interested in babies. Betty observes that Trudy returns to her normal weight soon after having the babies and Trudy says that she does it by smoking a lot of cigarettes but not eating. Betty is surprised at how small the twins are. Betty and Trudy's talking wakes the babies and so Trudy can take a break, Betty gets the babies back to sleep.

Chapter 12

Betty helps Trudy to retain her house. Lottie begins being more kind to Trudy's children despite her dislike for Trudy's lack of manners. Despite her closeness to Trudy, Betty cannot remember the names of all seven of Trudy's children. In an effort to help the family, Lottie tells Betty she should help Trudy with laundry. Lottie also...

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