Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida - Family Affair Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 8, "Family Affair," Manny says that Magda comes home in severe pain. She vomits on the front steps and passes out. Manny doesn't know what's wrong, but his mother insists on Manny getting Magda into the house quickly. After getting her to the bathroom, Manny waits outside. After awhile, he is called back in to help. He sees a tiny baby and watches as his mother cuts the cord and puts the baby into the toilet.

They take the bus to the hospital. Rebecca says she knew she should have demanded answers about Magda's whereabouts over the past months. She says she's glad Magda's father isn't home, which makes Magda whimper.

At the hospital, they have to wait a long time with other people. Magda says she has to use the restroom. Manny helps his mother get Magda to the restroom. They...

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