Ramona is Jimmy’s father’s girlfriend, who moves in after Sharon’s disappearance. Ramona is a longtime assistant and colleague of Jimmy’s father, and Jimmy suspects that they have been in love for quite some time. She is kind to Jimmy after she moves in, and though Jimmy finds his father’s unabashed sexual relationship with Ramona off-putting, he likes Ramona and wishes her well. When Jimmy leaves home, he occasionally hears from Ramona, who tells him that she is trying to get pregnant, with no success yet. Jimmy assumes that Ramona is killed by Crake’s plague.
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...a subsidiary of HelthWyzer, and the family moves to the HelthWyzer compound. Jimmy’s father has Ramona transferred over with him. Jimmy’s mother is unhappy about the move. She especially dislikes the... (full context)
When Jimmy’s dad returns he goes to counseling, and eventually begins to seem happier. Ramona moves in, and Jimmy is made uncomfortable by their frequent and immodest lovemaking. When Snowman... (full context)
...Institute. Jimmy will be attending the much less important Martha Graham Academy, an arts-oriented school. Ramona (now his stepmother officially) and his father attend the graduation and offer jimmy congratulations, but... (full context)