Reading Group Discussion Guide
the protagonist's "taboo purr" as she dips her forefinger
vice is the protagonist's father trying to quell when he axes
3. Why does the protagonist always
associate the "slut" girl with
4. What is the aim of the "idiot"
boy who maims his gerbils? Why
5. What do the mother's reoccurring
dreams of radon signify? Why
6. Who, in your opinion, is the
real goner? Is anybody actually resting
7. We learn in chapter 4 that the
protagonist's favorite letter is a "Z."