Chapter 27 Summary

It is now 1984, two years since Dolores's divorce and her grandmother's death. The house is in need of repairs, a fact that cannot be denied when the ceiling begins to collapse. Cement chunks fall randomly and without warning. Both Roberta and Denise fear they will be hurt, but repair estimates are staggering. The two women do not have enough money to get the work done.

Eating dinner at their favorite Chinese restaurant, Roberta gets an idea. She proposes to the owner that she and Dolores start a delivery service. It is an immediate success and before long, the necessary money for the repairs has been saved.

Dolores is keeping very busy. In addition to their evening deliveries, she has also decided to enroll...

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