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 I, Chapter 1, A Telephone Call at Dawn | Part I, Chapter 2, The Red-Haired Professor Abstract
* Eugenia Ginzburg, a teacher and loyal communist is directed to deliver the news to factories that Sergy Kirov has been assassinated.
* Eugenia's husband, Pavel, works for the Tartar Province. Eugenia has been told that the assassin was a communist. She is...
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