Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 4, Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 38 Summary

Michelle phones Elaine at work to tell her that Sabrina has passed away. Elaine takes the train to the hospital to see her, but gets there too late. She is informed that three other women and two men have already viewed the body and the hospital will not take it out again. Elaine does not get angry or yell at anyone. She simply leaves, takes the train back home. There she runs into Jamel who notices his mother's sadness and hugs her.

Part 4, Chapter 38 Analysis

Now only four of Yvonne's children are still alive, two in prison and two living in New York. Elaine endures yet another tragedy. She has three siblings left, her children and a past strewn with disappointments. She presses on to make the most of the situations she encounters.

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