Breath, Eyes, Memory - Study Guide Book 4, Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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On the plane, Sophie's mother throws up. Sophie asks if it is the cancer. Her mother says no, it is being back in Haiti. At lunch, her mother comments that Sophie does not eat much. Sophie explains she has bulimia, a disease that causes you not to eat at all, then eat too much, or binge. Her mother says that is normal. When Sophie first met her, she was thin from the cancer. Before that, when she first came to America, she ate too much, too. It was because in Haiti you did not know when your next meal would come. It took being in America for a while before she got used to the fact that she did not have to worry when next she would eat.

When they arrive back in New York, Brigitte is asleep. They take a cab to her mother's...

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