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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The novel opens in a small, Mexican town on Dia de los Muertos in 1939.
* The town doctor and Monsieur Laruelle discuss the local consul, Geoffrey, and his raging alcoholism.
* The reader learns that the consul's parents died when he was young; his adoptive relatives were severe alcoholics, too.
* Laruelle knew the consul in their...
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