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.
Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 Abstract
* The novel opens in 1972 as a woman named Naomi Nakane and her Uncle Isamu are making a pilgrimage to the coulee, or field, in Alberta, Canada. The two have made the same pilgrimage for 18 years.
* Her uncle muses that his unsteady gait should be blamed on his old age, as he crouches onto...
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