The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Anne Fadiman
This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
This section contains 407 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Study Guide

Chapter 17 Summary and Analysis

After Lia's initial progress following her return home, she seemed to be in a holding pattern. All signs of infection were gone and she no longer seized, but it was evident that the damage her brain sustained was permanent. Her siblings surpassed her in growth and mental aptitude and some left home to attend college. Over the years, Jeanine Hilt and Dee Korda stayed in contact with the Lee family. They watched over Lia and her family and tried to help in any way possible. In 1993, Jeanine Hilt suffered from an asthma attack so severe that she lost all brain function, just like Lia. She remained in a vegetative state for three days before passing away. Her death was especially difficult for Foua, who had trusted and loved Jeanine.

Neil and Peggy continued on their career paths, both earning prestigious awards...

(read more from the Chapter 17 Summary)

This section contains 407 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.