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.
Part 1, Chapters 1-2 (pages 3-29) Abstract
* Delaney Mossbacher accidentally hits Candidó, an illegal Mexican immigrant, with his Acura on his way to the recycling center.
* Delaney searches for Candidó and finds him lying in the brush, his face and hand injured, holding a bag of tortillas.
* Delaney attempts to communicate...
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