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In the first chapter, Ann's mother frequently abandons her daughter on the side of the road, driving out of sight. Ann's mother returns eventually to find Ann sobbing and contrite. What could happen to a child abandoned on the side of the road? Is this good parenting?

Ann accepts many unusual events, such as using a stolen credit card and lying to real estate agents. Why does she accept it when her mother does this?

When Adele abandons her 12-year-old daughter on the side of the road, Ann walks to a gas station and calls her grandmother collect. This shifts the balance of power in the family subtly. How does this change Ann's relationship with her mother?

What do Ann and Adele hope will happen when they arrive in California?

Why does Adele date so many different men? Is she really looking for a...

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