Fingers Topics for Discussion

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1. Do you think that Bridget really loves her two sons? Why or why not?

Cite evidence from the novel to support your opinion.

2. Humphrey was led to believe that he had written Magyar's music while he was in a trance or dreaming. Do you think that dreams influence us? Have you ever had a dream that influenced some event in your life?

3. How is the sibling rivalry between Sam and Humphrey both typical and atypical of rivalry in all families?

4. Do you think that the use of the gypsy tales added to the authenticity of the tale about Magyar? Why or why not?

5. How do you think the story would change if told from another character's point of view?

6. How do ghosts contribute to the novel?

7. Why does Sam go along with his family despite his feelings that what they are doing is wrong...

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