Posts tagged “portents and watchwords”

  1. A widow is referred to as a "widow-woman," or even better, "widder-woman." There is a fat section of glossy photographs in the middle of the book. There is a family tree printed sideways in the pages before the first chapter. A character who is a preacher is never called by his real name, but by Preacher, Minister, or Parson. At some point, a character challenges the preacher by saying "Ain't that right, Preacher?" There is…

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