The First Bad Man - Chapter Thirteen-Fifteen + Epilogue: Jack at Home - Jack's Mom Summary & Analysis

Miranda July
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The two were entirely unequipped to handle Jack; their routine thrown into chaos as Cheryl attempted to bathe the child while Clee sat and pumped for hours on end. The two found joy in Jack’s bowel movement when the plumber arrived to unclog the drain, and while they were still mentally connected, they drifted even farther apart physically. Cheryl was concerned with the vulnerability of this child, how he utterly relied on them, how trusting he was. She felt an immense level of responsibility while Clee drifted away from this responsibility. Where Cheryl was growing into her role of the mother, Clee was unable to hold Jack to her body. The end of the eight week waiting period for intimacy arrived, and Cheryl prepared for her night with Clee to no result.

Clee got a...

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