Mr. Vertigo Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the streets of St. Louis, vagabond kid Walt Rawley is recruited by a Jewish man, Mr. Yehudi, who claims he's seen "a great gift" in him. Soon after, Walt is taught to levitate several inches off the ground in a farm in the deep south, where Yehudi's family is threaten by the Ku Klux Klan and finally harmed.
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   Eventually, Walt achieves success performing this act in a tour across the country, until his Uncle Slim shows up to get his cut of the profits. Master Yehudi refuses, and Slim kidnaps Walt. Walt sneaks out but Slim escapes from the police and he wants revenge.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   special abilities Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   kidnapping Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can fly Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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