All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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This chapter begins with Yoli still in the hospital with Elf. Elf asks Yoli to leave so that she can think. As Yoli leaves her room, Elf comments on the futility of measuring time. While Yoli is leaving the hospital she asks Janice about Elf’s head wound and learns that Elf fell in the shower. Elf is still weak from lack of food and standing makes her dizzy. On her way out the door, Yoli notices that Elf's name is misspelled on the whiteboard at the nurses' station.

This makes Yoli remember Elf’s previous suicide attempt. Lottie called Yoli in Toronto to tell Yoli that Elf wasn’t eating and had begged Lottie and Nic not to call a doctor. Yoli flew to Winnipeg and called an ambulance. This is when Yoli first met Janice. Yoli quickly learned that suicidal patients are...

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