1. Fleur describes the day she is sitting in the graveyard working on a poem as the last day of a whole chunk of her life, although she isn't aware of it at the time. Why do you think she feels this way?
Fleur has recently escaped from the Autobiographical Association, a bizarre organization where she worked and had her first novel stolen before it was ultimately published . The rest of the book is an accounting of that experience. She had also just finished that first novel, and was about to begin her career as a true novelist.
2. What is Fleur's frame of mind at the beginning of the novel, and why?
Even though she is currently unemployed and broke, Fleur's spirits are high because she is quite relieved to be putting the entire ordeal with the Autobiographical Association behind her.
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