Guy Gardener wrote:
Kes' father died when she was one years old.
8 year old men knock up 3 year old girls.
It's just their life cycle.
Women aged 4 through 9... Are all widows, and their children are fully grown and left home.
In Elogium, Kes says that if she were on Ocampa her father would be rubbing her feet. Either her parents were odd in their age difference, or he didn't die of natural old age.