Prodigal Summer: A Novel - Chapters 19, 20 and 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19, 20 and 21 Summary

In Chapter Nineteen, Deanna is woken up from a now regular afternoon nap by a shot, She assumes it is Eddie shooting her coyotes. He returns, to her relief, with a male turkey. Deanna is excited about this feast, and, as Eddie notices, she seems to be a little anemic and in need of protein. As the turkey is cooking over the pit fire, Deanna and Eddie once again get into their debate about the importance of the life of a predator. That evening Deanna is dealing with insomnia, another new symptom she attributes to menopause, and decides to take a walk. She becomes upset when she sees the snake from the attic has killed all the baby phoebes she had been so careful to protect. She is frustrated, feeling emotional and crying yet again. She notices the moon rising behind...

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