Memory Topics for Discussion

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1. Early in the novel Mahy writes of Jonny, ". . . for Jonny, imaginary things, once properly imagined, could grow as powerful and lucid as if they were true. He had always been the victim of stories, not only other people's but his own as well" (Chapter 1). What are some of these stories that Jonny is a victim of?

2. The title of the novel is Memory, and Jonny is led by the events of the book to a new definition of memory.

What are some of the events that influence Jonny to revise his definition?

What is his new definition? Do you agree or disagree with the new definition? Why or why not?

3. Jonny and Bonny respond differently to Sophie. Jonny meets her and within three days feels responsible for her. Bonny has lived beside her for a year, dismissing her as weird. What do their reactions to Sophie reveal about them...

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