Barren Island - Chapter 14-15 Summary & Analysis

Carol Zoref
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Solomon arranged for yet another trip to the city to meet with HIAS, this time taking the receipt from the number broker, which moved them far ahead in the line. Solomon and Marta were called to meet with a man working with HIAS, Mr. Schwartzbart, only 30 minutes after their arrival. Solomon brought a list of 12 relatives in Zyrmuny he wished to sponsor, but Mr. Schwartzbart challenged that Solomon could not be a sponsor to all of those people. Solomon agreed to only officially sponsor Rachel's parents, leaving the other ten relatives to be assisted by HIAS, which meant a slim chance of receiving sponsorship, let alone jobs or shelter upon arrival. Afterward, Solomon and Marta walked a few blocks to a union-organized rally where they were supposed to meet Noah. Unable to locate Noah, Solomon ditched the rally and brought Marta instead to...

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