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.
A Prelude, Chapter 1, In Mendia Res, Arizona, and Chapter 2, 1927-37: Stump Creek, West Virginia Abstract
* Henry Lightcap's wife Elaine leaves him, and Henry shoots the refrigerator.
Chapter 3, Henry Begins His Retreat through Chapter 6, Will's War Abstract
* Henry plans to go to Stump Creek to see his brother Will.
Chapter 7, On to Gallup, through Chapter 9, Into the Past Abstract
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