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What is Hally's relationship with his father like?

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Hally has a negative relationship with his father, who is an amputee and relies on Hally to take care of him. Hally says during a phone call with his mother, "I'm not being disrespectful, but I'm sick and tired of emptying stinking chamberpots full of phlegm and [urine]." His father puts a heavy burden on Hally. Hally's father is also an alcoholic,...

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