I Pity the Poor Immigrant - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Zachary Lazar
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Part 1: Chapter 3: "Only Connect," New York - 2012

Hannah remembers covering a Florida murder trial for lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Previous news stories had linked him to Lansky. She thinks about when Gila first told her about Lansky and that Hannah wasn’t interested in Gila’s story. She recalls being interested in the women in Lansky’s life. Hannah’s wedding announcement follows.

Hannah recalls a song, “The Adultress,” that makes her think of Gila because the song is about a woman who “loses herself in secrets.” When Hannah was young, she wanted to be the woman in the song. She realizes the song is “an indictment.” Hannah first heard the song long after she’d first met Gila and she’d already forgotten how much Gila had meant to her. She quotes writers on love and beauty, then says she’s going to...

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