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Animal Dreams

Barbara Kingsolver

Chapters 20–21

Summary Chapters 20–21

In the midst of all of her pain at Hallie's disappearance, Codi is still able to notice the success of the Stitch and Bitch Club. Where government channels failed, media attention seems to have some effect in at least raising awareness of their situation, if not in bringing about change. The success of the women in attracting media attention is contrasted with the failure of the mayor's earlier calls to local press. Both as a man and as a representative of the government, the mayor is set as, at best, ineffective.