Flight Behavior: A Novel - Chapter 13: Mating Strategies Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13: Mating Strategies Summary

Waiting for the school bus one day at the beginning of March, Dellarobia and Preston smell spring in the air, and Preston is determined to be present when the lambs are born at the end of the month. Dellarobia teases her son with hints at a big surprise for his upcoming birthday. Preston spots two monarchs in the road, doing a strange vertical kind of dance, which looks almost like fighting before they realize the butterflies are mating. Dellarobia recognizes this as a good sign that the monarchs might be coming out of diapause; maybe they will survive.

Ovid is away for the day, so Dellarobia is off from work; she wonders where he went and if it has anything to do with Dovey's video of him going viral. She dislikes his absence and her lack of purpose without...

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