My god, all that, and prolepses, too? 🙂
FYI, to clarify my own issue: I’m not having trouble getting their attention. It’s quite clear (from reading responses and from their small-group conversations) that they’re interested and invested and reading. They’re just having trouble at moments figuring out how to talk about the book while in progress on a first reading, and I’m having trouble asking the right questions in order to get them to talk.
Anyhow, we had lots of incest and pedophilia and death and prolepses today, so (perhaps because of that) the talking went well.