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.
Prologue, 1975 Abstract
* Ishvar and his nephew Om are traveling by train from their home to apply for jobs as tailors. The train jerks to a halt, sending another passenger's textbooks hurdling from storage onto Om's back. Om's body is described as very frail. The owner of the books is introduced as Maneck Kohlah, a student.
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