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Unformatted text preview: Welch turns out to be more depressing than any of them wants to admit. First, Dad's mom is an abusive woman who takes sexual advantage of Brian suggesting that she also abused Dad when he was younger. The town is impoverished, segregated, and does not welcome newcomers. The family stays put, however, and Mom and Dad buy a shack on the top of a hill for the family to live in. The structure is decrepit; it has no indoor plumping or central heating and has a leaking roof. Dad's drinking gets worse and the kids are often hungry. As Jeannette enters adolescence she contemplates more and more her parents' choices and rails against them for being irresponsible parents. She and her older sister Lori hatch an escape plan: Lori will move to New York City when she graduates and Jeannette will follow her there. And, despite some setbacks, when she graduates and Jeannette will follow her there....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08