1. What commotion does Henry see at the beginning of Chapter 1?
Henry sees commotion at the the Panama Hotel. What began as a crowd of curious onlookers watching a television news crew has swollen into a peaceful mob of shoppers, tourists, and street kids. Everyone is gathered to see what has happened at the hotel.
2. Why does Henry feel a quiet relief that his wife is gone?
Henry feels a quiet relief that his wife is gone. He missed her, but her health had been bad and crippling to both of them. For the last seven years, Henry had cared for her 24/7. It was a relief not to have to perform her constant care.
3. What is Henry's son's, Marty, major in college, and how is he doing at college?
Marty is a chemistry major at Seattle College.Marty has a perfect 4.0 grade average, and he is graduating summa cum laude.
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