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.
* Introduction of Kilgore Trout, an unknown science fiction writer who is asked to be the keynote speaker at the Midland City arts festival.
* Introduction of Dwayne Hoover, a wealthy business man in Midland City who is teetering on the edge of sanity.
* After meeting Kilgore in a fateful encounter, Dwayne speed reads Kilgore's novel...
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