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 1-7 Abstract
* Henry Chinaski arrives in New Orleans looking for a job.
* Henry finds a room and after turning down a job shucking clams, he applies for a delivery job.
Chapters 8-16 Abstract
* Henry bets his friends that he can turn up unshaved at the job interview and still get the job. Henry gets the...
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