Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “Allog” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

The story “Allog” details the way Joe, a man from Southeast Asia hired by Mrs. Goldfanger to care for her ailing husband, became a benefit not only to the Goldfangers, but also to all the five families living in an apartment building on Deronda Street. During Joe’s time there, one of the residents who was a singer, died. Joe was called to help her, but she was already dead when he got there. The soprano singer bequeathed her apartment to Joe’s wife. Her kindness allowed Joe’s wife and daughter to come to Israel to live with Joe. Joe continued to take care of Mr. Goldfanger even though his family had joined him. During a talk with Tamar, a teenage girl who lived in the same apartment building as the Goldfangers and Joe, Joe called Mr. Goldfanger an allog. An allog, he...

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