All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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As this chapter begins Yoli is back at the hospital. She tells Elf a story about an elderly couple she saw cleaning their garage on the way to the hospital. The woman was holding onto her husband as he removed graffiti from their garage door. This leads Yoli to remember how Elf rescued her when bullies locked her in the hospital morgue.

Yoli talks to Elf about her new book, which she has with her in a Safeway bag. Elf is very interested in Yoli's book and begs Yoli to read it to her. Yoli refuses and is only willing to share the first letter. She does tell Elf that it is about sisters. The girls remember their strict religious upbringing and Yoli wonders if it has damaged them. They were both taught that a good woman got married, had children and supported her...

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