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.
Chapter 1, Maestro Abstract
* Nathan Zuckerman is a short story writer. The book opens with him 20 years ago when he first started writing.
* Zuckerman goes to visit his literary idol, E.I. Lonoff, who Zuckerman hopes will become his mentor.
* Lonoff is an established writer living with his wife and...
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