1. Who is dead at the opening of the book? Why does the author begin his story this way? What do we know about the dead boy in the opening paragraphs of the book?
Bunny Corcoran has died as the book opens, and Richard Papen is looking back on the events after his death. The author begins his story by telling us someone has died and offers enough information to make the reader want to learn more about why Bunny Corcoran is dead and what part Richard played in his death. Bunny died ten days before his body was found, and people came from all around to help in the manhunt for Bunny. His body was finally discovered when the snow began to melt.
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