Welcome! This is the thread for pages 801-900 of Ducks, Newburyport Book Club, where you should post any comments with spoilers relating to those pages.* (*The idea of ‘spoilers’ might seem odd for a book like Ducks, we know – but trust us, there are a few surprises along the way.)

A REMINDER OF HOUSE RULES AND THE GENERAL SET-UP: We will join in too, answering any questions where we can: but please, don’t let this hold you back. What we are hoping for is engaged – not reticent – conversation. Please be kind to each other. Treat each other as you would like to be treated yourself, and remember that people have feelings. Critical engagement is great; personal attack or unwarranted inferences, never. Likewise: don’t take offence too readily – fellow readers are allowed to challenge your views; that’s what debate is about. We’ll be moderating the comments, as well as joining in, and keeping an eye on things.