Songs of the Humpback Whale Characters

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Jane LIpton Jones

Jane Lipton Jones is the 35-year-old reluctant wife of Oliver Jones and mother of 15-year-old Rebecca. She is five years younger than Oliver whom she met when she was 15 at Cape Cod. She graduated from Wellesley College at 19 in 1976 with a degree in speech pathology. She married Oliver the day after graduation. She works for the San Diego school system by helping students find their voices by overcoming speech problems. Ironically, while she helps others learn to speak she finds that when she speaks up for herself nothing happens. She has a brother Joley who is four years younger. Her mother ran away once when Jane was young. Her father was an alcoholic who molested her for two years about once a month but did not have intercourse with her. When she ran away from her father's abuse the policeman who found her believed her father's...

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