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The Middlesteins - Section 4, pp. 164-224 Summary & Analysis

Jami Attenberg
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In the chapter, Edie 332 pounds, it's the night before Edie's first surgery. Benny is staying overnight at his parent's house to drive her to the hospital because Richard has to go to the pharmacy in the morning to sign for some deliveries.

Edie can't sleep. She's thinking about food, but she's not supposed to eat. She gets out of bed and goes downstairs to the kitchen. When she gets there she finds Benny. He's been waiting for her. He asks her if she's thirsty. She pretends that she is. The two talk about Benny's children and then she asks him why he's up. He admits that he was there to remind her that she has to have an empty stomach before the surgery. She claims that she was just getting water and he says he was just reading a book. He does...

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