All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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This chapter begins as Yoli leaves the hospital. Before she leaves Elf tells her sister that her sorrow comes from their father Jake and it is her duty as his daughter to bear it. Yoli is horrified by the idea of inherited pain and refuses to take Elf to Switzerland. After leaving Elf's room, she asks at the nurses’ station to speak to Janice, who is doing art therapy, about Elf’s refusal to take her medication. When she tries to exit the hospital, Yoli gets lost in a tunnel.

Finally out of the hospital, Yoli meets up with Nic. As they stand talking, they see two boys walk past carrying a canoe and intending to take the river home. Since the river is unsafe this time of year, Nic convinces them to take the bus and holds onto their canoe for safekeeping. Yoli...

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