All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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After Aunt Tina's funeral, Yoli returns to Toronto because Nora needs her. Her son Will has been taking care of Nora but has to return to New York for work. Will assures Yoli she is a good mother and sister. Yoli tries to find funding for the trip to Switzerland but is turned down by her bank. She realizes the only money available for the trip is Elf's money from Elf's joint account. Elf is still slowly dying in the hospital as she refuses treatment and food.

Back in Winnipeg, Elf is granted a day pass for her birthday. At roughly the same time in Toronto, Yoli and Nora go to play tennis. When they return home, Dan calls them with the bad news from Nic. Later the executive director of the hospital calls while they are packing. Yoli phones Will’s father...

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