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 1, Encounter: Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Irene Redfield receives a letter from Clare Kendry, a childhood friend.
Part 1, Encounter: Chapters 3-4 Abstract
* Irene recalls when Clare's father died and Clare disappeared from their Chicago neighborhood.
Part 2, Re-Encounter: Chapter 1 Abstract
* Irene recalls a trip to Chicago a few years earlier when she ran into Clare, who passes for...
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