My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapters 24-30 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 24

Thinking of the past, Lucy remembered a time in her childhood where her brother was caught wearing women’s clothing. Her father had humiliated him to the point where he broke down crying. Vicky was traumatized, so Lucy ran outside and hid for most of the evening with her. Many years later, when she was at a Gay Pride parade with William, this memory had been triggered seeing some of the men cross dressing. William assured her that everything was okay and that he loved her. Lucy knew that he was trying to comfort her, but it was hard to be comforted by those words, because she had heard them before and they had been meaningless.

Chapter 25

Still in the past and still at the hospital, Lucy’s mother had surprised her by talking about Elvis. Lucy had remarked that trashy people...

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