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.
Chapters One through Three Abstract
* Truong Nhu Tang's description of his childhood is called the "family cocoon."
* Tang and his brothers attend a French school, following in their French-educated father's footsteps.
* When a revolution takes place in Saigon in 1945, Tang joins the "Jeunesse d'Advant-Garde," or the "Vanguard Youth."
* Tang meets and falls in love with a...
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