Mercury - Part 1: Donald, Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Margot Livesey
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In Chapter 7, Viv and Donald discuss the family of a patient who seemed to blame Donald because their father died the day before he was scheduled to have cataract surgery. Viv indicated the family probably thought Donald “loaded the gun” that led to the heart attack by stressing the man when he told him he had cataracts (46). She shared with him during the same conversation that someone had broken into a farm stand near Windy Hill. Viv was worried the same people might break into the stables.

The family did tour Greenfield. Marcus was not impressed. Trina interrupted the conversation about the private school to tell Donald that Nabokov was pulling his feathers out. She said she had not said anything before because he and Viv had seemed busier than usual.

That night Donald looked at the family’s finances. He...

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