A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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Why, after fifteen years, does Gene return to school? What does this tell you about how the author will plot the story—that is, arrange its related events?

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Gene, the narrator, sets the scene of his return with a long opening descriptive passage about Devon and the town around it. He has come back on his own, because, he states:

There were a couple of places now which I wanted to see. Both were fearful sites, and that was why I wanted to see them.

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