1. What is related in the letter that comprises the Prologue of the novel?
The Prologue of Sunrise Over Fallujah is comprised of a letter from Robin Perry to his Uncle Richie. From the letter, dated February 27, 2003, the reader learns that Robin is in the military despite his father’s wishes, and is located outside of Iraq.
2. Who is the narrator of the main narrative in the novel? Where has this character arrived in the beginning of Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, Private Perry is introduced as the novel’s narrator. Perry is at Camp Doha, where Major Spring Sessions welcomes the detachment of forty-two personnel and introduces Captain Coles, who briefs the teams on their assignments.
3. What does Captain Coles have the soldiers state when he calls roll in Chapter 1?
Captain Coles calls out the names of the members of the team, asking them to state their hometown when they are named; we learn that Private Perry, the novel’s narrator, is from Harlem, New York. Several other characters are also from New York, but outside of New York City.
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