Essay Topic 1
Who is the unnamed narrator? Why does he remain unnamed for such a long time in the novel? Why does the narrator feel that it is so important to tell Sarah and Miles' story? What clues are given to the reader throughout the book as to the narrator's identity? What clues are given to suggest the narrator is the one who killed Missy Ryan? Why did the narrator kill Missy? Was it truly an accident? If it was an accident, why did the narrator not call the police immediately? Did age have something to do with the narrator's actions? In what way?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Miles Ryan? Why is he having trouble sleeping at the beginning of the novel? What is Miles thinking about? What has his life been like since the death of his wife? Why has the death of his wife touched his...
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