In the Distance Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Hernan Diaz
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Prologue and Chapters 1-4

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Diaz, Hernan. In the Distance. Coffee House Press, 2017. Print.

• The events of the novel’s prologue begin just after the events of the main narrative end.

• The prologue opens in the icy ocean near Alaska.

• A freight schooner called the Impeccable is momentarily stranded in the frozen waters.

• Håkan Soderstrom, a Swedish immigrant and member of the crew, takes an ice bath in the waters.

• The other crew members talk about Håkan, referring to him as “the Hawk” (4).

• Håkan seems to be a semi-legendary figure, and the crew members speak of his various rumored, outlandish exploits.

• Håkan boards the ship.

• He is extremely tall, but his manner seems gentle.

• He has overheard the men, and he sits down to tell them his true story.

• Chapter 1 begins at...

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