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On the other hand, “Squatter” is a story by Rohinton Mistry. Despite being funny, the author uses the story to reflect on some challenges of immigration and provides a pessimistic view of the impacts of cultural differences on one's psyche and identity. “Squatter” comprises two stories narrated...