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I agree 100%! That was a serious turning point in the story, from good to great. Dave's story was probably my favorite part of the tale.For me the story really began to gather steam and rise from good to really good with the teklling of Petes story in chapter eleven. Thought that was very well done.
It is a good point that is shown also in the AA meeting. To let something ugly out to be shared demands courage but somehow it is smaller and less hurtful afterwards. In my experience at least.The story definitely says something about not repressing hurtful memories.