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Discuss the use of alcohol in the novel. Why do you think the characters in the novel drink so much? Is there a correlation between many of the emotions felt in the novel and the use of alcohol?

Discuss loneliness. None of the characters in the book are in a relationship, why is everyone pushing Suzy to be in one? If a person is not in a relationship does that mean they are lonely?

Discuss chauvanism. Aside from Joseph and Mary, do any other characters show any signs of being chauvinistic? Why does Joseph and Mary feel the way he does towards women? Where could these feelings originate from?

Discuss the use of horoscopes in this novel. Are the characters influenced by Fauna's horoscope readings? Does Fauna actually believe in her own readings?

Discuss Old Jingleballicks view on taxes. Is it dishonest to make deductions in order...

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