The Washwoman

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In “The Washwoman,” Singer recalls the woman who did his family’s laundry when he was a child in Poland.  Singer never forgets her courage and endurance. She was a woman of integrity and self respect who walked for miles to pick up and deliver laundry in order to earn money for her family. It is also about the relationships—between Jews and Gentiles and mothers and sons. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)

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