Beast: A Novel - Chapters Seventeen – Twenty-Four Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seventeen – Dylan invites Jamie over for dinner with his mom. Dylan’s mom worries about this, not because she has anything against transgendered people, but because she does not know that Dylan needs confusion and complication in his life at the moment. She urges Dylan to keep things friendly, but Dylan says she has nothing to worry about. When Jamie is dropped off by her mom, Jessica, Dylan’s mom introduces herself as Anna. Jessica and Anna then head out. Dylan explains he is making crab cakes for dinner, because they are Jamie’s favorite. Jamie is a little distant and not very talkative. He apologizes for what happened, and says he wants to be friends. Jamie is saddened by this, but agrees. Jamie lays into Dylan about not paying attention in therapy, and not knowing sooner she was transgender, because...

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