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.
Detailed Summary & Analysis Abstract
* The narrator and J.P. (short for Joe Penny) meet on the front porch of Frank Martin's alcohol treatment center in Northern California.
* J.P. is obsessed with his own physical shaking from lack of alcohol, and asks the narrator about it.
* The narrator cannot stop thinking about a traumatic incident...
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