The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary

Pansy Vanneman, while riding in a cab, is involved in an accident. Six weeks later, she awakes in the hospital on the day she is to undergo surgery to repair her nose. It is facial reconstructive surgery, and her nose has actually been destroyed in the accident. Pansy has entered a deeply depressive state since awaking in the hospital and being told of the accident. The nurses claim she is the lucky one; the cab driver had died. Pansy is uncaring of the momentousness of the day. There is speculation whether she will emotionally recover enough to care what is happening to her, or even feel the pain. Pansy Vanneman has earned a reputation among the staff as being a cold person who has a great tolerance for pain. Six weeks in a hospital bed and the scenery is constant, inside...

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