Alison Lessep Priest

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167
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Alison Lessep Priest
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Priest, Alison Lessep
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 
Yes
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The clearest detail that Lucius Priest, the narrator of The Reivers, provides about his mother, Alison, is that she loves going for rides in her father-in-law's automobile: she sits in the back seat with her children, her "face flushed and bright and eager, like a girl's" (41). She is resourceful enough to "invent a kind of shield" to keep them all safe whenever Grandfather discharges the tobacco he chews (41).

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