Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories - A Hand in the Grave Summary & Analysis

Ghassan Kanafani
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A Hand in the Grave Summary

Nabil wakes early as his father says his prayers. Father notes that Nabil looks tired and questions if Nabil did not sleep well or was out late. Nabil denies being out late, and his sister confirms it. Sister offers coffee to their father, but Father does not want to be poisoned. Father pursues Nabil about looking tired if he was not out late; Father looks for a reason to release his rage every morning. Nabil replies with a list of medical possibilities, inspiring Father's pride in his son's position in medical school. Father wants to know if Nabil woke early for prayers, but Nabil responds that he plans to rob a grave with Suhail because they need a skeleton to study in school. Sister asks why Nabil wants to upset their father as Nabil dresses...

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