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  Author Biography / Context of the Work


  One-Page Plot Summary


  Character Descriptions


  Object/Place Descriptions


  Quotes


  Topic Tracking


      Topic Tracking: Individuality/Identity


      Topic Tracking: Red & White



  Chapter Summaries


      Book 1, Chapter 1: The Wide Skirt


      Chapter 2: Under the Raft


      Chapter 3: Moth and Light Bulb


      Chapter 4: The Photograph Album


      Chapter 5: Smash a Little Windowpane


      Chapter 6: The Schedule


      Chapter 7: Rasputin and the Alphabet


      Chapter 8: The Stockturm. Long-Distance Song Effects


      Chapter 9: The Rostrum


      Chapter 10: Shopwindows


      Chapter 11: No Wonder


      Chapter 12: Good Friday Fare


      Chapter 13: Tapered at the Foot End


      Chapter 14: Herbert Truczinski's Back


      Chapter 15: Niobe


      Chapter 16: Faith, Hope, Love


      Book 2, Chapter 17: Scrap Metal


      Chapter 18: The Polish Post Office


      Chapter 19: The Card House


      Chapter 20: He Lies in Saspe


      Chapter 21: Maria


      Chapter 22: Fizz Powder


      Chapter 23: Special Communiqués


      Chapter 24: How Oskar Took His Helplessness to Mrs. Greff


      Chapter 25: 165 lbs.


      Chapter 26: Bebra's Theater at the Front


      Chapter 27: Inspection of Concrete, or Barbaric...


      Chapter 28: The Imitation of Christ


      Chapter 29: The Dusters


      Chapter 30: The Christmas Play


      Chapter 31: The Ant Trail


      Chapter 32: Should I or Shouldn't I?


      Chapter 33: Disinfectant


      Chapter 34: Growth in a Freight Car


      Chapter 35: Firestones and Tombstones


      Chapter 36: Fortuna North


      Chapter 37: Madonna 49


      Chapter 38: The Hedgehog


      Book 3, Chapter 39: In the Clothes Cupboard


      Chapter 40: Klepp


      Chapter 41: On the Fiber Rug


      Chapter 42: In the Onion Cellar


      Chapter 43: On the Atlantic Wall or Concrete Eternal


      Chapter 44: The Ring Finger


      Chapter 45: Last Streetcar or Adoration of a Preserving Jar


      Chapter 46: Thirty



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