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.
Part 1, Chapter 1: Wednesday Afternoon Picnic Abstract
* The Main Character receives a phone call about the death of a woman he once knew.
Part 2, Chapter 2: Sixteen Steps and Part 2, Chapter 3: The Slip Abstract
* The Main Character recalls meeting his weekly former lover in a coffee shop, and attends her funeral.
Part 3, Chapter 4: The Whale's Penis and The Woman with Three Occupations and Part 3, Chapter 5-6: Unblocked Ears and The Further Adventures of Unblocked Ears Abstract
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