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.
Part 1: Mother - Arthur Abstract
* Mother rubs her back against the house, slides on the floor and speaks to Alice with no inflection.
Part 1: Mother - Arlette's Stories Abstract
* Walter drinks and listens to classical music.
Part 1: Mother - Tuscon Abstract
* Alice recalls Father's promise to bring the family to Florida.
Part 1: Father - Mother Abstract
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