Tom is dying of leukemia. His parents have tried to hide the severity
START: Yeah, that’s what I had. An infection. Everyone knew I had some infection. I was sick. I was told the infection was running its course. That I had to fight. I did.
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END: Name it. Give it a name. He cleared his throat. ‘Sexual intercourse’. But if I was worried about going all the way I could experiment with mutual masturbation. Know what that is?
For full extended monologue, see clip or cited version of the script: Gow, Michael, Away, Currency Press, 2018, p. 50.
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