Where the Dead Sit Talking Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Brandon Hobson
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Chapter 1:

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Hobson, Brandon. Where the Dead Sit Talking. Soho Press, 2018.

• The opening line of the novel declares the protagonist's mental state: "I have been unhappy for many years now" (1).

• The protagonist is telling about a period in his life during 1989 when a girl named Rosemary Blackwell died in front of him.

• The protagonist and Rosemary were both in foster care at the time of Rosemary's death.

• The protagonist surmises that people die all the time, either by killing themselves or by being killed. "The rest of us live on, burdened by what is inescapable" (1).

• The protagonist and his mother left Cherokee County when he was a boy.

• His mother told him stories about his Cherokee great-grandfather who lived by hunting and communing with nature.

• The protagonist and his mother were driving to Tulsa...

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