Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part III, Chapter 2

By Jeannette Walls

Part III, Chapter 2

  • Welch, West Virginia is divided in half by the Tug River, a river with "the highest level of fecal bacteria" in North America (3.2.4).
  • And the Walls family is up Tug Creek without a paddle.
  • Welch is a dump, but Mom is excited that there aren't any other artists in Welch. No competition.