All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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The river floods reminding the family of Leni’s suicide. Leni killed herself by jumping into the river. Once more, Yoli researches assisted suicide. Yoli learns that in Canada assisted suicide is considered manslaughter and this includes procuring the drugs or explaining to someone how to kill themselves.

Aunt Tina is admitted to the hospital with chest pains and diagnosed with a heart condition. When Elf is told of Aunt Tina’s heart attack she loses her voice. Elf’s doctor continues to hide from Yoli. Yoli feels her family is tainted by suicide. She notes how much nicer and more informative the staff in the cardiac wing is to the family than the staff on the psych ward. While waiting for news about Aunt Tina's condition, Yoli and Lottie meet a family from East Village who are there for the heart surgery of...

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