House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East - Chapters 7-8: Don't Tell the Neighbors, Abu Jean, Does This Please You? Summary & Analysis

Anthony Shadid
This Study Guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of House of Stone.
This section contains 1,241 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East Study Guide

Chapters 7-8: Don't Tell the Neighbors, Abu Jean, Does This Please You? Summary and Analysis

Shadid contends with a sour neighbor - who also happen to be a cousin, though the familial bond means little: Wissam demands Shadid pay cleaning expenses on Wissam's house, dusty from the construction work. Shadid worries that another neighbor, Massoud Samara, will try to claim the fringes of Shadid's land, or cut down a fig tree from his grandmother's time. When he worries he has been too aggressive in fighting off Massoud's demands, Shibil educates him about the true meaning of aggressive; anything short of calling someone the "brother of a whore" is still polite.

All of Marjayoun thinks Shadid is crazy, rich, or an American spy. He fields bizarre requests - such as one from a local grocer...

(read more from the Chapters 7-8: Don't Tell the Neighbors, Abu Jean, Does This Please You? Summary)

This section contains 1,241 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook