It was only since my mom had died that I realized how much I relied on Amma, how much I had always relied on her. She was the only thing that had kept me afloat. Without her, I probably would have drowned, like my dad. (12.13.9)
It's pretty sad that Ethan doesn't even consider his dad when he's thinking about the reliable people in his life. What are we supposed to think of Ethan's dad anyway?