By Patricia Wood
Perry's IQ is simply seventy six, yet he is not silly. His grandmother taught him every little thing he must recognize to outlive: She taught him to put in writing issues down so he will not fail to remember them. She taught him to play the lottery a week. And, most crucial, she taught him whom to belief. whilst Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft on the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington country Lottery price tag wins him 12 million cash, and he unearths he has extra kin than he is familiar with what to do with. Peopled with characters either depraved and heroic who jump off the pages, Lottery is a deeply pleasing, gorgeously rendered novel approximately belief, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as able.
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She sets these things carefully in the front seat of her car. I watch her through the curtains. When she comes back inside, she goes straight to the dining room and opens the china cabinet. ” Louise lifts plates up and looks underneath. She picks up all of Gram’s things, and turns them over and over in her hands. Feeling them. Rubbing them. The china. The crystal. ” she asks me. “I thought there was a Limoges? I’m almost positive there was a Limoges. ” She looks at me closely when she says this.
It is important to identify yourself on the phone. If you do not it makes people mad. After I told him about Gram, he swore. ” That is what he said. It sounded like he had a blanket in front of his mouth. I heard him talking to his wife. What happened? It’s Perry. Gram died. Where did we put Mom’s new number? David comes to pick me up in his car and we go to get John and Louise. They say we are going to an arrangement place. Everybody talks except for me. 30 Patricia Wood I become a problem. This is a real problem.
It is very important to let Gary know anytime I cannot come to work. Gram’s address book sits right by the phone. It is blue and has mountains on it. She put every number we ever needed inside. The back cover has our family emergency phone number list. Emergency means something bad has happened or something you did not expect. Like the lights going out. Or a person dying. The top number is my mother, Louise Crandall. She makes me nervous because she waves her hands around and does not ever look at me.
Lottery by Patricia Wood