The Question and Answer section for That Was Then, This is Now is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Mark was nine years old when he parents killed each other. He didn't need to be told.... he was there.
M&M isn't exactly reunited with his family by choice. After a bad reaction to illegal drugs, M&M is hospitalized..... his parents are called, and he returns home with them. Unfortunately, M&M is never the same.
Mark reveals that his parents shot each other because of him..... his illegitimacy.