Beginning of the book.
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"Our house would have running water and pipes that worked.
And inside it would have real stairs, not hallway stairs, but stairs inside like
the houses on T.V. And we’d have a basement and at least three
washrooms so when we took a bath we wouldn’t have to tell everybody.
Our house would be white with trees around it, a great big yard and grass
growing without a fence. This was the house Papa talked about when he
held a lottery ticket and this was the house Mama dreamed up in the stories
she told us before we went to bed." (chapter 1)