Little Altars Everywhere - Chapters 12 & 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 12 & 13 Summary

Chapter 12, Snuggling (Little Shep, 1990) is from Little Shep's point of view. As an adult, he remembers the times his mother molested him while he was in bed. She would snuggle up to him smelling like cold cream, wearing a cotton nightgown, and tell him that she would just die if she didn't get some snuggles. Then she would fondle him under the blankets. As a child, Shep believed that she would literally die if he did not let her do what she wanted. As an adult, he insists that his wife Kane never use cold cream and wear silk pajamas. Little Shep is not sure if the other children were also sexually abused, although it seems probable.

Finally, when Little Shep was in sixth grade, he developed a crush on Bibi Crowell. The girl dances with him, making him feel strong and powerful...

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