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, pages 1-23 Abstract
* Details are given about the discovery of the magician's suitcase in Miami before the novel reverts to the past.
* Amanda is introduced as a free-spirited young woman, steeped in love, mysticism, and sexuality.
* She attempts to have butterfly larva smuggled into the United States, though her lover and his band (the smugglers...
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