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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Summary
JT LeRoy

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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Summary

Characters

Jeremiah appears in All Stories

Jeremiah is the narrator of the stories and the primary protagonist and victim. He is only four years old when the stories begin, a child raised by foster parents who is claimed by his biological mother, Sarah, once she turns eighteen. His life turns almost immediately into one horror after another as first Sarah tortures him emotionally and then her boyfriend physically with a leather belt. He is injured repeatedly through sexual abuse, but his association with abuse and being loved leads him to crave the pain. He is transformed from a fairly normal boy into a masochist seeking sadists in a sexual world that usually has safe words to control the degree of pain. By the end of the stories, Jeremiah is so warped that he has no safe word and dreams of the day that a sadistic lover cuts off his penis...

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