A Prayer for Owen Meany
"DO YOU KNOW WHY SHE BOUGHT THE DRESS?" Owen asked.
"Sure, I know! The old man told us. "It was the dress she always sung in! 'I need somethin' to sing in!'—that's what she said when she walked in here. 'I need somethin' not like me!'—that's what she said. I'll never forget her. But I didn't know who she was—not when she come in here, not then!" Mr. Giordano said. (7.97-98)