Edna in the Desert - Chapters 19, The Day Of – Chapter 24, Reality Summary & Analysis

Maddy Lederman
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Chapter 19, The Day Of – Edna spends hours pulling weeds around the house, and lays down old carpets on the sandy ground. She sets up the tables, chairs, old dishware and glasses, napkins, lights, and silverware. It looks beautiful. Grandma, meanwhile, commits to baking the pineapple upside-down cake. Edna does her best to look nice. She tries stuffing her bra with tissues but decides against it. She compliments her grandparents on how they have cleaned up. Grandma compliments Edna in turn. Dust can then be seen from the first guests to arrive.

Chapter 20, The Party – Freddy and Raul, two fellow veterans, are happy to be there. They drink sodas with Zeke and compliment the party setup as Johnny arrives. Bill Bishop and his wife (Johnny’s grandparents) then arrive. They are thrilled to be there, and compliment Edna on the...

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