The Life-Writer - Chapters 16 – 18 Summary & Analysis

David Constantine
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Chapter 16 – Katrin wonders if Eric sold the silver coins to pay for the abortion. Katrin continues to write about Eric, saying she doubts the families ever learned of the abortion. Eric’s family did not know about Edna until he announced their marriage in late February, 1964. Katrin admits to hating having to write these things down because it shows the man she loved behaving badly, and shows how much it hurt a lot of people. Still, she continues to write about how the police questioned Eric and Edna over the abortion, after which Edna demanded to be married, after which it took three years to conceive and birth Thomas (which Edna blamed on the abortion). Katrin reveals that Monique’s letters during this time were of anger and rage over Daniel getting married, and letters declaring her undying love.

Over time, Katrin writes, Eric...

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