Thirteen Ways of Looking - “Thirteen Ways of Looking:” Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Colum McCann
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This chapter consists of the detectives observing Mendelssohn’s funeral, who was not being buried in the traditional way, as he was an atheist or an agnostic while still being somewhat traditionally Jewish. The detectives state that they can learn a lot from observing people at a funeral. Elliot is the first to arrive, he checks his phone and still has the black ribbon pinned to him. Katya arrives next and greets her brother. The restaurant manager, Tony, and Dandinho are all at the funeral for some reason. The detectives theorize that the murder could have been due to the anniversary of one of his judicial cases, but they brush this off. The detectives also tell the reader that Mendelssohn had put some money aside for Sally’s nephew in the will.

The chapter ends with a revelation about the...

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