Small Great Things

Small Great Things

by

Jodi Picoult

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Turk's Father Character Analysis

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.
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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
Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief Theme Icon
Belonging and Community Theme Icon
Family and Shared Humanity Theme Icon
Stepping into the past again, Turk says that everything fell apart after Tanner died. Turk's father moved out and Turk's mother turned to alcohol. Not long after she lost her job,... (full context)
Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief Theme Icon
Belonging and Community Theme Icon
Family and Shared Humanity Theme Icon
...a gay bar. Outside the bar, Raine started tackling gay men. Turk recognized his own father coming out of the bar and finally understood that his dad was gay. Turk beat... (full context)
Chapter 6, Turk
Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief Theme Icon
Belonging and Community Theme Icon
Family and Shared Humanity Theme Icon
...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)