Chapter 1, The Events Leading up to the Tragedy 1893-1903
• Dorothy's grandparents, parents and siblings are introduced.
• Dorothy was born and 5 short years later her mother died.
• Dorothy's father, Henry, remarried.
• Dorothy and her sister, Helen, were sent to parochial school.
• Dorothy made it her personal mission to make her parent's life miserable.
• Dorothy's step-mother passed away.
Chapter 2, Palimpsest 1903-1914
• Dorothy's family moved and they started collecting dogs.
• Dorothy read William Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" and chose Becky Sharp as her lifelong role model.
• Dorothy and her sister took two summer vacations to Wyandotte Hotel, there she started correspondence with her father.
• Dorothy went to a boarding school in New Jersey but never finished, not giving a reason.
• Dorothy and her father lived alone until his death when she was 20.
• Dorothy was employed for the first time, playing piano for a dance studio.
• Dorothy submitted her first written work to...
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