Mercury - Part 2: Viv, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Margot Livesey
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In Chapter 1, Viv uses this part of the novel to plead her case. She starts with a list she made when trying to persuade her mother to let her take riding lessons when she was eleven. Her pinkie was broken when Nutmeg, the horse she rode, was spooked by a cat when she was leading him in from the pasture. Viv did not tell her mother because she was afraid her mother would not let her ride any more. Soon she was entering competitions and winning rosettes.

When Viv began college, her parents got a divorce. Despite the divorce, the hardest part of college for Viv was leaving Nutmeg behind. In college, Viv did not have the time or money to ride. She tried to trade her passion for horses for a passion for business but did not have the sixth sense...

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