1. What does David mention to readers in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1 David asks readers if they know pain. He then mentions his second wife who was attacked by cats and thinks she knows pain. He then mentions to readers that his first wife was in a car accident where her lover was skinned alive. David says that he believes his first wife has a better understanding as to what pain is.
2. What is David's life like after the summer of 1958?
After the summer of 1958, David's life is successful, but broken. David is well-off and works on Wall Street. However, at the age of 41, he has two failed marriages behind him and no children.
3. What is the Rock and what does David do while there in Chapter 2?
In Chapter 2 David goes to the Rock. The Rock is a stream in the woods. While there David catches crayfish.
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