Turk doesn't say much about his father except that Turk's mother's dad, Gramps, didn't like him. Turk's parents split up after Tanner dies and several years later, Turk discovers that his father is gay. Part of Turk's initiation into the North American Death Squad is beating up his father outside a gay bar.
Turk's Father Character Timeline in Small Great Things
The timeline below shows where the character Turk's Father appears in Small Great Things. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3, Turk
Chapter 6, Turk
...young people so he can feel relevant. He commented on Turk's reputation and on Turk's father, assuring Turk that nobody can choose their parents. They discussed how, in Francis's estimation, the... (full context)