Mourning: A Novel - Pages 128 - 155 Summary & Analysis

Eduardo Halfon
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In pages 128 - 155 of "Mourning," Eduardo goes to a bar. He and the other patrons talk about the toasted zompopos, or leaf-cutter ants. Eduardo remembers making the ants fight as a boy. The people talk about how scare they are now. Eduardo then tells them he is trying to find someone who might remember his father's brother drowning in the lake. They suggest he visit a woman named Doña Ermelinda, a local healer who remembers everything. The man from the bar leads him to her house and tells Eduardo she is known for curing many illnesses with her potions and rituals. Passing the lake, Eduardo thinks about his watch resting in the water.

When he meets Doña Ermelinda, she tells him she had a vision he would come asking about the boy who drowned in the lake. She then tells him...

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