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How does the political climate of the 1980s parallel with the lives of Nick, Wani and the Feddens?

The music of Richard Strauss is a prominent reference throughout the novel. What significance does Richard Strauss, and music in general, have in this book?

Why do you think Nick is satisfied being an "aesthete?"

Rachel and Lady Partridge are women who do not have strong opinions. How could they have changed the downfall of Gerald?

Why does Nick so easily forgive Catherine?

How does homosexuality shape Nick's life? Is homosexuality positive or negative for him?

What influence do Don and Dot Guest have on Nick's life?

A certain level of competition is healthy. Discuss the role competition plays in the lives of the Feddens. At what point does competition become unhealthy?

Nick and Gerald parallel the rise and fall "curve" of the 1980s. Discuss other...

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