The Wake Alternative Ending

In the ending of The Wake, I believe that rather than actually being deceased, Vera’s grandmother ends up actually being alive. Vera’s grandmother could have faked her death in order to see if the whole family would come to terms and reunite, rather than ostracizing Vera more. When she reveals the truth, she convinces Vera to stay in Ireland where she belongs. I believe this would have been a more surprising ending, rather than Vera just giving everything up and going back to the states to live the same life as a call girl again.

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