All My Puny Sorrows - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Miriam Toews
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This final chapter opens with Lottie’s heart attack. The family ends up having Christmas dinner in the emergency room on Christmas eve while they wait for news. Once they are able to visit Lottie, she tells Yoli that she dreamed of Amelia Earhart while she was out of it. Lottie heart attack leaves Yoli alone on Christmas day. She phones Julie who is also alone and they discuss the past year. Yoli tells Julie about a dream she has in which Julie slept with a bum who was once a cellist and wanted to take him home to care for him. This proved impossible, however, as the bum did not want to leave the street.

Later, Yoli writes a letter to Elf telling Elf that she wishes she could have taken Elf to Zurich, Switzerland. Yoli visits Lottie in the hospital and they...

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