Part 1: Chapter 1 - 2 The Five O'clock Express and A Girl from a Different World
• A grief stricken Yura attends his mother's funeral.
• He stays with his uncle Nikolai at a monastery.
• Yura meets the famous author Ivan Ivanovich.
• Yura faints in the gardens of the Duplyanka estate.
• Yura's father commits suicide by jumping from a moving train.
• Girgory and Misha Gordon witness the suicide.
• Amalia Karlovna Guishar arrives in Moscow with her daughter Lara.
• At age 16, Lara begins an affair with the much older Komarovsky.
• Young Pasha Antipov attends a demonstration.
• Nikolai observes the demonstration from the window of a house that he share with Yura, the Gromekos and Misha Gordon.
Part 1: Chapter 3 - 4 The Sventitsky's Christmas Party and The Hour of the Inevitable
• Yuri studies medicine and enjoys literature, poetry and writing.
• Yuri and Tonya attend a Christmas party.
• Lara shoots at Komarovsky, misses, and wounds another...
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