Butterfly Boy - Section 3: Thermal, 1981-82 (Our Little Home on Top of the Garage) - Summer's Passage Summary & Analysis

Rigoberto González
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Bad financial luck continued to strike the family. There was a lack of work due to a succession of bad seasons and even when Gonzalez's father and uncle ventured into construction work, the rich family they worked for went bankrupt. This event caused massive layoffs. According to Gonzalez's grandmother, the family's bad financial luck was due to an ancestor's deal with Satan which he lost - dooming the next five generations to poverty and bad luck. Gonzalez and his cousins made up the fifth generation. Even though times were hard, Gonzalez's grandmother tried to make the children feel better during Christmas by giving them candy and putting money in the bags. She could not afford to give each child a $5, though, so she cut them in half, unintentionally forcing the children...

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