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Jack

Jack is a teenage boy, a second child between Julie and Sue. He is the narrator and is attracted to his sister. He takes poor care of himself hygienically and fights with Mother though out his teenage years until she dies and he has a distant, awkward relationship with his father. As any teenage boy, Jack is a serial masturbator and thinks about sex often. He is also plagued by vivid nightmares of his mother, who catches him masturbating.

Most of the time, Jack is extremely emotionally isolated and jealous of the other family members who have emotional connections that he lacks. He is jealous of Tom's relationship with Mother and Julie's close relationship with Mother. He is jealous of Julie's relationship with Derek, wanting to be in Derek's place. He is jealous that Sue and Julie form a close bond after Mother's death and he is jealous...

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