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The Glass Castle Part II, Chapter 22

By Jeannette Walls

Part II, Chapter 22

  • The house inherited from Grandma is nice. The Walls family is movin' on up.
  • The kids are enrolled in Emerson public school and given eye exams. Lori gets glasses.
  • Mom goes pretty hardcore on her art career, and Dad gets a job as an electrician.
  • The family even gets a telephone. Could things be changing for them?
  • Not quite. The house is infested with cockroaches and termites.
  • Soon the floor is made of more patches than it is floor, because termites are eating their way through it.