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Maggie Nelson
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How was the relationship between Barb and Jane?

As teenagers, Barb and Jane had a sibling rivalry and contempt for each other, but as they grew up, a better understanding developed between the two and became more intimate.

How was Jane's emotional makeup as a teenager? As an adult?

Jane's feelings about people and relationships are stronger and more vehement as a teenager compared to when she is an adult, but at both times, she experiences highs and lows. She seems directionless but also willing embrace the turbulence of her life.

How does Nelson's relationship with her sister, Emily, contrast with Barb and Jane's relationship?

Nelson is closer to Emily than her mother and aunt ever were, even after their teenage years. They pretend to be twins, while Nelson also provides emotional support for Emily when the latter is emotionally withdrawn, serving as a conduit between her...

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