Mama Day - Section 8 and Epilogue Summary (pages 287-312) Summary & Analysis

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Cocoa realizes she cannot trust her hallucinations, but she can feel something wrong within her body, and she begins to smell of decay. George comes home late and sees how thin she has become. He smells the putrid smell and struggles against what Dr. Buzzard has told him. Eventually, he asks Abigail what he can do to help Cocoa, and she sends him to Mama Day at the other place.

George spends all night stirring tar at the bridge. After Dr. Buzzard speaks to him again, George finally heads to the other place. Mama Day sits on the verandah oiling her father’s walking stick and Bascombe Wade’s ledger. George comes to her, and she tries to explain she cannot save Cocoa without his help. She asks him to do a task for her, and as it is unusual, he...

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