The Madonnas of Leningrad - Study Guide Part 5, p. 81 - 99 Summary & Analysis

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The Present - As Helen and Dmitri watch the wedding rehearsal, Helen reflects on how much good the open-spirited Naureen has been on the previously rigid Andrei, on how beautiful and confident their daughter (the bride) looks, and on the sense of disaster she had at her own wedding. Dmitri wonders where Marina is, telling the curious Helen that Marina sometimes just needs a little looking after and that Andrei worries about her too much. Helen goes in search of Marina and finds her just coming out of the toilet. Helen comments on how smoothly the wedding seems to be going, comparing it to the mess of her own wedding and recalling how Marina told the weeping Helen that they could still send everyone home. When Helen reminds Marina of this, Marina says she only said it because she knew Helen didn't need...

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