Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why doesn't Mike start with the beginning of his story?
Mike says he cannot start his book at the beginning of his story because he is not ready yet to revisit and write about what happened to him at age 8 to cause him to be a voluntary mute.
2. How does Mike say he knew when there were jobs for him?
Mike says that he knew when there were jobs for him when he was contacted on one of his 5 pagers, although he does not yet explain what these are or who they were from.
3. What happens when Lito is robbed?
When Lito is robbed, Mike calls 911 and leaves the phone off the hook because he is a mute. He hears the robber ask about Mike while he is loading up his sack with all of the money from Lito's register.
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