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Unformatted text preview: Throughout their two-week stay, Lou Ann's mother and grandmother do their best to avoid Angel. They help Lou Ann with the baby, and Granny Logan manages to complain about everything from the Tucson heat to Lou Ann's moving far away from home and marrying a "heathern" Mexican who commits the sin of working on Sundays. She even insists on wearing her winter coat to the bus in eighty-degree heat simply because it's January at home in Kentucky, it's cold. In describing Granny Logan, Kingsolver uses imagery similar to that found in poetry: "Her old hand pawed the air for a few seconds before Ivy silently caught it and corralled it in the heavy black sleeve." Getting ready to leave for the bus, Lou Ann's mother brings her suitcase into the room. Lou Ann recognizes the leather belt holding it together: It is the same leather belt that her father used to whip...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09