Our Souls at Night - Chapters 28 - 36 Summary & Analysis

Kent Haruf
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Chapter 28 begins with the arrival of Addie's son Gene who came to the house and immediately started interrogating Louis about his relationship with Addie. Jamie had a bad dream that night, and Addie took him into her bed. Gene could not comfort his son. In Chapter 29, Louis told Addie about Diane's final year of life and her decline. Diane lost the will to live and succumbed to her cancer. Just as Diane got tired of life, Addie feared that Louis would do the same with her.

In Chapter 30, the annual Holt County Fair occurred while Addie, Louis, and Jamie watched. As the soaked parade moved past, Louis laughed at a young man holding an umbrella who was dressed as Jesus. Louis remarked that he could walk on water, but he couldn't keep it off his head. That afternoon, the rain stopped and they...

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