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Yes, the book shares the same title as the film and it's written by Luke Davies
Candy said that she'd been clenching her fists her entire life--meaning she'd always been angry and frustrated with her mother and it was driving her insane. If you recall how her mother reacted about the whip cream it would appear that her mother was very rigid and uptight. As a result Candy had become rigid and uptight. She found the drugs to be her way of relaxing. Her mother's comment about her being a "beautiful girl" indicates that her mother saw herself as having no responsibility for the path her daughter was going down. She blamed Dan, and saw no fault of her own. That's why Candy blew up.
The tattoo has nothing to do with the film. It's Heath's real life tattoo that says KAOS, which stands for the names of his mum and three sisters: Kate, Ashleigh, Olivia, and Sally.
"Once upon a time, there was Candy and Dan. Things were very hot that year. All the wax was melting in the trees. He would climb balconies, climb everywhere, do anything for her, oh Danny boy. Thousands of birds, the tiniest birds, adorned her hair. Everything was gold. One night the bed caught fire. He was handsome and a very good criminal. We lived on sunlight and chocolate bars. It was the afternoon of extravagant delight. Danny the daredevil. Candy went missing. The days last rays of sunshine cruise like sharks. I want to try it your way this time. You came into my life really fast and I liked it. We squelched in the mud of our joy. I was wet-thighed with surrender. Then there was a gap in things and the whole earth tilted. This is the business. This, is what we're after. With you inside me comes the hatch of death. And perhaps I'll simply never sleep again. The monster in the pool. We are a proper family now with cats and chickens and runner beans. Everywhere I looked. And sometimes I hate you. Friday -- I didn't mean that, mother of the blueness. Angel of the storm. Remember me in my opaqueness. You pointed at the sky, that one called Sirius or dog star, but on here on earth. Fly away sun. Ha ha fucking ha you are so funny Dan. A vase of flowers by the bed. My bare blue knees at dawn. These ruffled sheets and you are gone and I am going too. I broke your head on the back of the bed but the baby he died in the morning. I gave him a name. His name was Thomas. Poor little god. His heart pounds like a voodoo drum."
Spoiler!! Why didn't Dan want to be with Candy anymore after she came back? If she was better, why couldn't they have began a new life together, drug free?Their relationship was toxic. Dan wasn't clean (or might have been, but wasn't doing ok) while Candy was. He knew if they got back together, he'd ruin it again for Candy and she was doing well. They had an unhealthy Co-dependent relationship. This is obvious throught the film.
I know he was breaking up with her. But what did that mean? Aren't they still married? Did she actually sleep with that guy from the convenient store?
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