The heat in the tiny upstairs room hits like something solid, wrapping around limbs and sucking air from lungs. The room is crowded with furniture, an old refrigerator, stacks of boxes and a single bed neatly made with a ratty yellow spread.By DEBORAH NOBES5 min
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