Clemence is Joe’s aunt. A devout Catholic, Clemence has two adult children of her own with her husband Edward. Clemence and Edward live down the road from Bazil and Geraldine. After Geraldine’s rape, Clemence helps the family by cooking their food and taking care of Joe when needed. Clemence also cares for Mooshum, her elderly father and Joe’s grandfather.
The timeline below shows where the character Clemence appears in The Round House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One: 1988
...first told Bazil the extent of Geraldine’s injuries. After Joe hugs his father for awhile, Clemence arrives, separates Joe from Bazil, and leads him into the waiting room. Clemence tells Joe... (full context)
Chapter Two: Lonely Among Us
Chapter Five: The Naked Now
Chapter Seven: Angel One
Chapter Eight: Hide and Q
Chapter Nine: The Big Good-bye
Chapter Ten: Skin of Evil
...people on the reservation have experience with Catholicism because of boarding school, and many, like Clemence, are actively devout. On Saturday, Joe sits with Bugger Pourier, an alcoholic and drifter, the... (full context)