I Pity the Poor Immigrant - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

Zachary Lazar
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Part 2: Chapter 7: "To Israel," 2009

Hannah muses about what her father and Gila meant to her 30 years before. She says that what they meant to each other meant more to Hannah than she knew then. She doesn’t know what they meant to each other.

Hannah receives a letter from Gila 28 years after the last time they’d seen each other. Gila has seen the article Hannah wrote about a Mafia-style murder in Tel Aviv.

Hannah has traveled all over Israel covering David Bellen’s murder and it’s led to a story about herself. In Israel, the airport screeners ask Hannah, a Jew, why she’s never been to Israel before.

Part 2: Chapter 8

Hannah’s article about David Bellen’s murder is the entirety of the chapter. It begins with a quote from Bellen’s own work about people not choosing their own...

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