Cane River - Emily, Chapters 38 through 48 Summary & Analysis

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Emily, Chapters 38 through 48 Summary

In chapter thirty-eight, T.O. goes to visit his grandmother and great-grandmother. He tells Suzette and Philomene that Emily won't get out of bed. Philomene's reaction is immediate and she decides that the family must move into the house with Emily in order to take care of her and the children. Suzette is upset by the move but is persuaded. Suzette decides that she's going to take DeNegre as her new last name. She notes that it "amuses" her to decide that she's going to have a new last name and that she might decide to do so again at some point.

Their family begins working together and Emily eventually returns to life, sharing Sunday dinners with her family. Angelite enjoys the attention of several suitors and settles on a young man named Dennis Coutee. The children occasionally visit Joseph and his life...

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