Seventy-Two Derwents

by

Cate Kennedy

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Tyler and Ellie’s older brother. Ellie tells Tyler that he ran away from their mother with his brother Dylan after both had accumulated a criminal record. They then attempted to find their father, who was apparently a poor caretaker, before going on to live with other families. He briefly visits his mother, Tyler, and Ellie at Christmas two years before the story’s start, coldly rebuffing all his mother’s attempts to cultivate a closer relationship. After he leaves, his mother expresses her resentment towards him for preferring his father to her.
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...laughed at the doll and attempted to make fun of it with Tyler’s older brother Zac, who responded coldly. Tyler explains that three of her siblings, including Zac, no longer live... (full context)
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On the way back from Christmas, Zac asked their mother to drop him off at the station, despite her reluctance to let... (full context)
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Tyler recalls Ellie telling her that their two older brothers, Zac and Dylan, were sent to live with other families after accumulating criminal records and running... (full context)