All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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Back in Toronto, Yoli writes Elf letters. In these letters, she tells Elf about how her neighbors have been the local killing mourning doves for food. She also mentions the death of Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the Clash. When Elf doesn't write back she tries and mostly fails to reach her sister by phone. Yoli asks Lottie and learns that her sister just stands around and lets the phone ring. Yoli is, however, reassured about Elf's situation when she learns that her Aunt Tina is flying to Winnipeg to help Lottie look after Elf.

Yoli's ex-boyfriend Finbar comes around her house and tries to get back together. Yoli brushes him off though they stay friends. Yoli tries to go on with her life. One day on the way downtown Yoli takes note of how a man comes onto the bus swearing, stops...

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