Prologue and Book 1, Chapter 1: "All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here"
• The Prologue, entitled “Those Who Saw Him Hushed,” describes from a third-person perspective the people of New York City when they see a man standing at the top of one of the World Trade Centers.
• With their eyes on him, the watchers see the person put one foot out and take a step.
• Book 1, Chapter 1: “All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here” begins with the main character, who is unidentified by name, remembering what his childhood was like with his brother, Corrigan, and their mother in Dublin, Ireland.
• The narrator’s father, a physicist, left them many years ago but still sends weekly checks.
• The main character remembers when his brother Corrigan began getting drunk at the age of 13 or 14, when he would spend his time at the flophouses doing “God’s work.”
• The narrator...
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