What is the exposition in The River by Gary Paulsen?

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Exposition is generally found at the beginning of any story. During the exposition, the author introduces the reader to the characters, setting, and central conflict. In The River, author Gary Paulsen's exposition extends through the first three chapters.

Within these first three chapters, we meet Brian Robeson and learn he survived on his own while being stranded for nearly two months in the Canadian wilderness, a story Paulsen relays in the first book of the series, Hatchet. In the opening chapter, three men from what they call a "government survival school" come to Brian's home...

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