The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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In the opening section of Chapter 2 – The Man Who Couldn’t Sleep – Eddie Cohen recounts his childhood escape with his father from his home country of Ukraine, where his mother was murdered along with the rest of the people from his village. Eddie and his father survived in the woods after the massacre, eventually making their way to New York where Eddie’s father was employed in a series of low paying manual jobs in textile factories. When he was 11 years old, Eddie stole a watch from Harry Block, the son of the factory owner. One day after all of the factory staff had been fired, Eddie saw his father trying to commit suicide. Eddie began working for a phony psychic called Hochman, where Eddie specialized in tracking down missing people. Later, Eddie encountered a photographer called Moses Levy and became his apprentice. Eddie...

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