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.
Prologue, Down on the Farm (1962), Preface, Jones' Thomas Berryman (1974), and Part 1, The First Trip North Abstract
* Mayor Jimmie Lee Horn of Nashville has been killed.
* Horn's apparent killer is Bert Poole.
* The entire murder is caught on news footage that is aired to the public.
Part 2, The End of the Funniest Man in America Abstract
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