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Carolina Moonset


An engrossing novel about family, memories and secrets too dangerous to stay ...
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What does Joey learn about his father's lifelong traits and early experiences? How do you think this information shapes their father-son relationship?

Created: 06/02/22

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davinamw

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What does Joey learn about his father's lifelong traits and early experiences? How do you think this information shapes their father-son relationship?

Though Joey's father, Marshall, has limited short-term memory because of Lewy Body Dementia, the memories of his youth stay sharply in focus. What does Joey learn about his father's lifelong traits and early experiences? How do you think this information shapes their father-son relationship?


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paulak

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RE: What does Joey learn about his ...

I think Joey realized that his father was very human and humane. It seemed that, during Joey's maturing years, Marshall was put on a bit of a pedestal due to his commitment to a medical practice that focused on healing and not so much financial profit. But hearing about his father's encounters with Roy Hammond makes him realize that there was another aspect to his father's persona.


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skaleba

Join Date: 06/04/22

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RE: What does Joey learn about his ...

I think that Joey's realization of the very adult issues that his father had to deal with as a young adult helped Joey learn more about his dad's motivations later in life. However, the reality of the LBD diagnosis means that Joey's dad unfortunately doesn't have the cognitive ability to adjust his relationship with his son. However, Joey now knows a lot more about his dad as a person instead of just as a parent, and this new information about his dad's integrity and lack of racist views deepens Joey's respect for his dad.


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lindaj

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RE: What does Joey learn about his ...

For so long, he had a relationship with his father based on love and respect. His father's LBD diagnosis, I think, rattled him more than he thought it would. As events transpired, he seemed perplexed - especially seeing his father's long-term memories surface. It was as if he were seeing his father in a different light, and finding himself in the role of protector.


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kmillerarndt

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RE: What does Joey learn about his ...

Marshall was so protective of his son that he killed a man who was in a position to hurt Joey. Joey saw it happen but was so threatened by his father to keep it a secret that Joey never talked about it. A strong bond was built as well as respect for his father's decisions.
Marshall was determined that Joey would like ball sports, yet it didn't happen. They fished a lot, and Marshall untangled his line and bribed Joey with candy bars to be patient. Marshall would not tell Joey the answer to a question from the past but just shook his head. Marshall loved spending time on the water fascinated by what he couldn't see beneath the surface.
Joey returned home when he thought his father's dementia was bad, but he didn't realize how bad. He knew his father's long-term memory was intact, but Joey didn't want his father to relive some painful memories.


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