Fruit of the Drunken Tree - Section 11, pages 253 - 271 Summary & Analysis

Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Chapter 30, “Two Fingers.” The next day, the day of their departure, there comes news that Pablo Escobar is dead, and news footage of the procession carrying his body. Chula particularly wants to see his daughter, and manages to catch sight of her, bewildered and frail. Later that day, Papa’s friend Emilio comes to take Mama, Chula, and Cassandra to the airport. As they drive, Chula imagines seeing Escobar in many of the places they pass. As the plane leaves, Chula imagines all the things they are flying over – their empty home, the Drunken Tree, The Oligarch’s home, Petrona’s body – and the box carrying Papa’s two fingers, which would eventually arrive on the front doorstep of the house where nobody lived anymore.

Chapter 31, “The Tribe Whose Power was Forgetfulness.” When the family arrives in Venezuela, they are housed in...

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