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.
Chapters 1 through 8 Abstract
* Chapter 1 seems disconnected from the rest of the novel, as it is more of a cryptic statement than part of the plot.
* Claude is introduced. He is an IRS agent who is being relocated after his office suffers a business problem.
* Two nameless characters are introduced. One is a boy who over achieves...
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