After the Rain - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

Shirley and Manny are both working late, so Izzy cooks dinner for Rachel. Actually, Rachel is here as a spy. Shirley is worried Izzy isn't eating enough. She is supposed to report back to Shirley on how much Grandpa is eating.

Izzy cooks the special scrambled eggs he always made for Grandma Eva. He barely eats a few forkfuls. Wheezing, he leans across the table and asks Rachel, "What did the doctor say?" Rachel is scared. She isn't sure how much to tell Izzy. Finally, he urges and she tells him he has Mesothelioma. She tells him everything he wants to know. When Rachel is done she sits and cries, and Grandpa pats her hand.

Chapter 27 Analysis

Ironically, Rachel is becoming truly close to Izzy only as he is dying. Rachel knows Shirley is right. Izzy is losing weight. His face is gaunt and drawn. His wheezing...

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