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Kolyma Tales Chapter Summary & Analysis - Prosthetic Appliances, Quiet Summary

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Prosthetic Appliances, Quiet Summary

Prosthetic Appliances

Six prisoners are sent to the punishment block. All are administrative workers charged with some plot. The men are stripped to their underwear, then, totally naked. The first must take off his steel prosthetic corset. The prisoner comments to the narrator that he knows the investigator, because he used to go to the house of prostitution that the investigator's mother ran. The investigator has the stable manager take off his artificial arm, who fights and screams and thus, loses his hot food privileges. The next prisoner is a doctor who has his hearing aid confiscated. The next man loses his prosthetic leg and the next checks in his artificial eye. The last man, the narrator, is naked, but though asked, will not give up his soul.

Quiet

The narrator is part of the weakest labor gang. In his gang are people...

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