1. In the first line of the book, when does the narrator say the story of Zenia ought to begin?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 1, what does Tony equate to a European print in which "something ordinary but horrifying is taking place"?
3. At the beginning of Chapter 1, what has been erased, bandaged over and deliberately snarled?
4. What does Tony say at the beginning of Chapter 1 that Zenia would do "earnestly, with a catch in her voice, a quaver of suppressed grief, or... haltingly, as if confessing"?
5. In Chapter 1, what does Tony say comes unraveled if you "pick any strand and snip"?
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