Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Gonnerman
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Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary

Yvonne's health deteriorates quickly. She is no longer physically able to help all of her neighbors by reading their mail, or feeding the homeless that stray in. She is on dialysis every week and walks with a cane. She visits Elaine and it nearly breaks Elaine's heart to see her wheelchair bound and looking so frail. Elaine vows to write to the Governor and see if she can be released early.

They have their picture taken together at the end of the visit. Neither woman is smiling and the fatigue is apparent in both sets of eyes.

Part 2, Chapter 13 Analysis

Elaine's greatest fears surface as she sees signs of her mother's obvious decline. She cannot imagine finally getting out of prison and not having her mother there. If her mother dies while she's still locked up, she's not sure what will...

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