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.
Section I (pages 0-30) Abstract
* Richard Powers returns to the U.S., to an appointment at the Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences, after living with his lover C. in the Netherlands.
Section II (pages 31-64 Abstract
* As he settles into his new location, Richard meets Philip Lentz, who is working on a machine that...
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