All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Yoli visits with her best friend and cousin, Julie, and they discuss the merits of euthanasia. Julie points out that even handing Elf the pills can be considered manslaughter in Canada. Julie also worries that Yoli will be unable to live with herself if she helps Elf die. Yoli wonders if she could live with herself if she didn’t help. After her conversation with Julie, Yoli researches ways to help Elf and learns that you can buy Seconal in pet stores in Mexico. The only problem is that because of a rise in “death tourists” you have to go fairly deep into Mexico to get the drugs. Yoli realizes that if she wants to do this she will have to take Elf with her. At that point, she files the plan away since Elf is currently hospitalized for an unknown period of time...

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