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The Need for Love

Kevin is growing up in a home that is virtually devoid of parental love. His mother is so busy with acting classes, community events such as plays and getting drunk that she seems to have no time for Kevin. What's more, she justifies her activities by saying that she is keeping herself young and interesting for her husband and her family. Roger seems the more stable parent, but he is also largely an absent parent. He is gone for days at a time to oversee his construction business. Dolly, Kevin's sister, says that everyone knows that her mother screws around, but she isn't certain that Kevin has ever come to accept the situation. It's from this background that Kevin goes into a relationship with Vic Harroway.

While Vic is older and is definitely an unsavory character - prostituting young girls for money - there also...

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