All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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As the chapter begins, Yoli tries to carry on with the minutia of life. She goes to her lawyer and drops off the papers that finalize her divorce. She continues to consider the issue of euthanasia. Yolie talks to Julie about contacting her old philosophy professor and euthanasia advocate Benito Zetina Moreos for advice. Yoli and Julie climb Garbage hill, an old landfill that is now a park, while they discuss Elf. At the top of the hill, Yoli recites her thankful list. Yoli remembers how Elf begged Yoli to help her die last time Yoli visited her. With Elf's condition in mind, Yoli talks herself into taking Elf to Switzerland, even though Julie advises against it.

After leaving Julie, Lottie and Yoli meet for lunch in Elf’s hospital room. Yoli notices that Elf is writing the word "pain" over and over in...

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