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 | Part 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* Lin Kong returns home and unsuccessfully tries to divorce his wife, as he does every year.
* Lin has a girlfriend, Manna Wu, at the hospital in Muji City where he works as a doctor.
* Manna had a relationship with an officer while in nursing school.
* Manna kept her affair with Mai Dong...
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