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On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
Marylou Timeline and Summary
Marylou has come east with Dean. She comes to New York with Dean, even though he has divorced her and married Camille in San Francisco. She, Dean, Ed, and Sal drive furniture to Sal’s brother’s new house. She, Dean, Ed, and Sal wash dishes to pay for their food. She hits on Sal to make Dean jealous. She agrees to have an affair with Sal while Dean watches, and is frustrated when Sal won’t go for it. Marylou displays physical bruises from a fight with Dean. They all take off for New Orleans. She agrees to continue sleeping with Dean once he gets back to Camille in San Francisco. Marylou arrives in New Orleans along with Sal, Dean, and Ed. She leaves for California with Dean and Sal. After some encouragement, she gets naked along with Dean and Sal while they drive. She has sex with Dean in the car while Sal sleeps. Marylou tries to get Sal to sleep with her one night when Dean is away. She talks to Sal about how sad she is. She reveals that she can’t really have Dean because he’s "too mad." Marylou arrives in San Francisco with Dean and Sal. She is angry at Dean for leaving her and Sal without money, a place to stay or food. She listens to Sal’s snake visions. Marylou ends up sleeping with a sailor or two. Or nine. She takes Dean back, sort of. She is marries a car salesman, and has an interesting run-in with a very high Dean. We find out in a story that she met Dean when she was fifteen.