Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe where Aidan is and what his life is like as the story opens.
He is in a retrofitted barn that serves as a safe house. He says there is plenty of furniture and that he is cut off from the world with no television, Internet, computer, or phone. His handler arrives two times a week with supplies including newspapers and announces himself with a specific code.
2. Why does Aidan say he's writing his story?
He says he and Paige Roderick promised to write their stories on their last night together. He says they may some day bring the two together as a memoir and a warning.
3. Describe the problems Aidan and his girlfriend, Cressida, are having?
Cressida and Aidan have come to realize they have little to talk about and are struggling with the times they are alone together. Cressida is a writer who produces a regular column about relationships. She has recently been writing about her own relationship which makes Aidan angry.
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