Refugee (Alan Gratz) - Pages 164 - 215 Summary & Analysis

Gratz, Alan
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This section starts with Josef’s perspective outside Havana Harbor, “18 days from home” (164). Josef’s father is panicking and tearing their cabin apart again, after they had just put it back together since the stewards had trashed it. Ruthie is crying and holding Bitsy. Josef’s mother sends Bitsy to the pool and goes to the doctor to ask for sleeping medication for their father. However, she soon returns, staggering, explaining the doctor had forced her to take the sleeping draught right there. She falls asleep, and after relating his nightmares at the concentration camp Josef’s father falls asleep too. Josef goes to find his sister but when he comes back his father is gone. The chapter ends as Josef searches for his father and realizes his father has jumped overboard.

Isabel wakes up, still in the boat, now 3 days from home...

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