Unformatted text preview: him. The book tells us on page 49, “It almost worked. He had repeated the details so many times that it was nearly impossible to distinguish them from the facts.” It is not just Yankel and Brod that do this though. The entire town takes “what could be” and turns it into what is. From the very beginning of the novel they all just believe that Trachim B.'s wagon was the one that fell into the river and that it trapped him on the bottom and he died. No one ever checked to be sure it was him. No one ever checked to be sure the baby belonged to him. The entire town just believes it to be true and they go so far as to even make a giant holiday out of it....
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- Fall '08
- English, English-language films, Brod, entire town