Mercury - Part 1: Donald, Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Margot Livesey
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In Chapter 1, narrator Donald Stevenson described himself as being primarily Scottish because he lived in Scotland for the first ten years of his life. He owned his own full-service optometrist office, and was content with the average day

Donald’s family came to America when Donald was ten because his mother got a two-year job in Boston. Donald was forced to leave his friend, Robert. At the end of the two years, Donald’s parents told him they would not be returning to Scotland. When Donald finally returned to Edinburgh when he was 18, Robert’s family had moved. No one in the old neighborhood knew where they had gone.

Donald continued his story by describing his relationship with Viv, his wife of nine years. The couple has two children. After their first child, Marcus, was born, Donald was qualified as an...

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