Welcome to the Monkey House - Adam Summary & Analysis

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Adam Summary

Two men wait at a hospital and a nurse tells one of the men, Mr. Sousa, that his wife just had a baby girl. Sousa complains to the other man, Heinz Knechtmann, about having too many daughters Heinz' and Avchen both lost their families to the Nazis and met each other in a concentration camp. They have already lost one child at birth.

Heinz learns that his wife has a baby boy. Heinz is overjoyed and passes a row of telephones where men are calling relatives to announce births. Heinz does not have any family to call.

Heinz goes to a bar across the street where Sousa is disappointed to hear Heinz got a boy. The bartender and Sousa tease Heinz, first about his perception of childbirth as a miracle, then about the name he has chose for his son. On the way...

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