1. Which two characters are introduced first at the beginning of the novel?
2. In what year does the novel begin?
3. In Chapter 1, why doesn't the boy's mother want him to cross by the window at the top of the stairs?
4. In June 1948, what does the boy witness?
5. In 1949, the police arrive at the boy's house in search of what?
6. Why is the murder case of 1921 thrown out of court?
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