The Madonnas of Leningrad - Study Guide Part 6, p. 100 - 119 Summary & Analysis

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The Present - After the rehearsal guests have gone, Helen lingers, talking with Andrei and Naureen about Marina's condition and pointedly suggesting that it would have been good if she'd been warned. Andrei begins to get defensive, but Naureen gently intervenes and gets him to see Helen's point. When Helen starts asking about Marina's reference to having lived in a cellar with lots of other people, Naureen suggests its probably not a good idea to take too much of what she says seriously. As Andrei suggests that Marina's condition is the main reason he is so eager to get her and Dmitri into a retirement facility, conversation turns to his and Helen's memories of Marina's carefulness with food and her insistence that nothing go to waste. This, Helen says, is why to this day, she (Helen) cannot throw anything out.

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