Butterfly Boy - Section 4: Part 3 (Adolescent Mariposa, Ghost Whisper to My Lover - Indio, 1983-88 ("ElCampo" Years)) Summary & Analysis

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In "Ghost Whisper to My Lover," Gonzalez tells his lover about his communion and the time that he had first acted on his lust. While he did experiment with a girl, as other school children did, he also experimented with boys and enjoyed the latter more. He could not tell any of this to his father confessor and realized that he would have to carry this to his death and into the after life.

In "Indio, 1983 - 88 ("El Campo" years)," Gonzalez tells readers that his mother had a stroke while she was working. She could have surgery, but it would only extend her life for a few months, so Gonzalez's father allowed her to go with the boys to her family's home. She died while she was there. This was the...

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