Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The Reillys enter the dark, empty Night of Joy bar and Irene orders a round of drinks.
* In jail, Claude meets Jones, a young black man wearing sunglasses and blowing cigarette smoke. Jones says the police are throwing everyone in jail, blacks in particular.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Before the desk sergeant, Angelo Mancuso explains he...
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