Tooth & Nail: An Inspector Rebus Novel Themes

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Child Abuse

The Wolfman grew up in the home of parents who were alcoholics. The father often became angry and violent toward his wife. The mother often belittled her husband, calling him names and ridiculing his appearance. The mother was an artist, a bad artist, who believed art to be her calling. Whenever someone would attempt to point out that her art was bad, the mother would become abusive, belligerent, and lash out. This included her own husband and her child.

The Wolfman's parents wanted a girl. When the Wolfman was born a boy, the parents decided to dress him up like a girl. The parents kept the Wolfman home from school most of his childhood, preferring to homeschool him rather than allow him out of their sight. This removed all avenues the child had to experience normal adult behavior and all means of escape. The child also became...

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