The Book of Joan - Chapters 23 - 33 Summary & Analysis

Lidia Yuknavitch
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Nyx tells Joan that the electric current beneath the earth is their means of travel to CIEL. She removes her clothes, revealing malformed versions of both sex organs, the result of experimentation by Jean de Men. De Men also killed her mother, and she has vowed revenge. She tells Joan that because they are engenderines they are “between human and matter” (210).

In Chapter 24, Nyx calls their method of travel “kinema” (211). Joan recalls a recurring childhood dream that she now realizes featured Christine. They travel and see the devastated remains of the earth. In Paris, the site of Joan's execution, Nyx takes Joan to the desiccated Seine.

In Chapter 25, Christine thinks about Joan and the terrible pressure she must always be feeling as the harbinger of the earth's destruction and rebirth (221).

Back at the Seine in Chapter 26, two men emerge from the riverbed's wall...

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