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.
The Book of the Grotesque Abstract
* A writer has a carpenter come over to raise his bed to look out the window.
* The carpenter shares the story of his life.
* The writer tries to sleep and he dreams of the people he knows and their truths.
* The writer decides...
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