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.
Part I Abstract
* Zeitoun and his brother were sardine fishers in Syria, where they grew up. They would fish at night and bring money from the market to their mother.
* 34 years later, Zeitoun has a wife and 4 kids in New Orleans where he is a painter and property owner.
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