Add an Epilogue
Write your own ending to the novel. What happens next? You do you think happens to the objects? To Ellen Cherry and Boomer? To Buddy's plan?
Write a short story in which you play with or change some of the laws of nature we take for granted. Robbins has objects move and talk. Can you think of an alternate world that can exist beneath or outside our perception?
In groups, choose a scene from the novel and turn it into a skit. Take turns performing them in front of the class.
The Eye Game
Choose an object and place it on your desk. Now try playing the eye-game. Paint or draw what you see.
Consider putting them on the wall and having students try to figure out what the objects are.
Imagine you are the barkeep's sister who sees the...
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