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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 53 Summary

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Chapter 53 Summary

With the simple statement, “Mother died two weeks later,” Christopher returns to the topic of his parents. He is not allowed to go to the hospital, but Father assures him that his mother is getting plenty of good food from her favorite deli. Father says that she sends lots of love and that his get-well card is posted right beside her bed. The get-well card Christopher makes for her is a picture of nine red cars, which means “Super, Super Good Day.” Father says that she has died of a heart attack, but when asked, Father cannot tell Christopher what kind of heart attack. Christopher deduces that it was probably an aneurysm because his mother was healthy, exercised, ate healthful foods and was probably too young to have died from an embolism. Mrs. Shears comes over that night to cook and care for him and Father. Mrs...

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