The Glass Castle Part III, Chapter 8
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Part III, Chapter 8
- One day, a girl from school named Kathy Pastor makes friends with Jeannette and invites her over for dinner.
- Kathy's mom, Ginnie Sue, is a prostitute, and Jeannette is excited to meet a prostitute up close and personal. Let's hope not too personal.
- Before dinner, Jeannette helps Ginnie Sue pick a chicken.
- Ginnie Sue says, "I have never seen no one pick a chicken clean like you" (3.8.16).
- Jeannette learns that whoring puts chicken on the table—and chicken on the table is something her own family never has.