1. What is Andrew's profession and where has it taken him as the novel opens?
Andrew is a journalist for The Chronicle newspaper. It has taken him to a small village to interview a priest at the Rapturous Church of Jesus Christ who can supposedly relocate. Andrew was sent on this story as a follow-up to an article he had written previously.
2. What is odd about the package Andrew receives from his father?
Andrew receives a book from his father and notices that the book's author has the same name as Andrew's birth father, Alfred Borden. Andrew wonders if he is directly related to the author of this book. Andrew's father had attached a note to it when he sent the book, which states that it was delivered by a woman who seems to know Andrew's birth family, as she was speaking about them.
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