"The clinic visit is fifteen dollars, but I'll charge you only ten because... she paused and glanced at Estrella, then added, because I know times are hard these days, (144)".
"A deep darkened mouth gaped between the lips of the wallet. He checked a second time, looked up at Estrella,(144)".
"Estrella slammed the crowbar down on the desk, shattering the school pictures of the nurse's children..., (149)".
"The head of Jesucristo broke from his neck, and when his eyes stared up at her like pools of dark ominous water, she felt a wave of anger swelling against her chest , (167)".
"Under the doily lay the documents in the manilla envelope. Black ink feet on the birth certificates, five perfect circular toes on each foot, a topography print of her children recorded, dated, legal..., (166)".
"She had trust the soles of her feet, her hands, the shovel of her back, and the pounding bells of her heart. Her feet brushed close to the edge of the roof and it was there that she stopped, (175)".