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 1-4 Abstract
* Lee Chong runs a crowded grocery store and is a prosperous, respected businessman.
* Lee accepts a warehouse as payment for a customer debt.
* A band of homeless men, Mack and the boys, move into the warehouse.
* The warehouse is named Palace Flophouse and Grill and furnished with stolen furniture.
* Mack and the boys...
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