Native Speaker Topics for Discussion

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Discuss your thoughts on the list Leila gave to Henry when you first read it, after you get to know a little about Leila, and your thoughts about the list by the end of the book.

Through the course of the novel, how have Henry's thoughts about his father changed? Is he equally critical of his father at the beginning and end of the book?

As a spy often under cover, Henry takes on many different identities. However Henry believes that all people have multiple identities. What other major character of the novel has multiple identities or shows different identities to different individuals or groups?

Midway through the book, the narration changes from past tense to present tense. What effect did this shift have on your perception of events? Does it create a heightened sense of tension or immediacy?

A significant element of the plot involved Henry's...

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