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.
Chapter 1, Everyone Knows Abstract
* Coleman Silk tells his neighbor he is having an affair with his cleaning woman.
* Coleman retired in the midst of a racial prejudice accusation, though it was a misunderstanding.
* Coleman is convinced the false accusations killed his wife.
* Nathan is a writer who refuses...
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