Study Guide

The Orange Houses Chapter 7

By Paul Griffin

Chapter 7

FATIMA

  • In a diner, twenty-two days before the hanging, Fatima eats French fries and writes to her sister back home.
  • The only thing she knows how to sign is "Hello, good-bye, I love you."
  • Fatima asks the waitress how to get the Statue of Liberty, but she's not sure; you probably have to take a boat, another mentions.
  • One of the other waitresses whispers they might shut the diner down since the immigration police are here and they might not like what they see.
  • Fatima hides her face in her scarf and asks for her check.