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Chapter 1

• Chapter 1, titled Birth, 1905, introduces Daisy Goodwill's parents, their backgrounds, and the circumstances of Daisy's birth.

• Daisy's mother, Mercy Stone Goodwill, who grew up in an orphanage, is an obese, childlike woman who takes pleasure in food, cooking, and little else.

• The Goodwills live in a small village called Tyndall in Manitoba, Canada and live a simple life.

• Mercy's husband Cuyler, works at a quarry.
• Mercy is confused by the adulation and sexual passion of her husband, but is a dutiful wife, taking part in all of her wifely duties without complaint.

• Cuyler is empowered by the love he feels for his immense wife, having never known love in his childhood.
• One day, while preparing dinner, Mercy is taken with sudden pains that are far worse than the indigestion she has been feeling all spring.

• A local peddler, a neighbor named Mrs. Flett, and Daisy's father all arrive...

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