Fonzo

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Fonzo
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Fonzo
AKA: 
Alphonzo Winbush
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
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Fonzo is one of the "two youths in new straw hats" that Horace sees board the train for Memphis in Holly Springs (177). The other is Virgil Snopes. Chapter 21 tells the story of their misadventures as students at barber school in the city - or as babes in the wood. They move into Miss Reba's, thinking it is a boarding house, carefully hiding their trips to a different Memphis brothel from her. Fonzo is the more concupiscent of the pair. "Always conscious of women, of female flesh," he leaves the door of their bedroom ajar in the hopes that one of Reba's "daughters" will enter (195-96), and he is the one who finds out about that other brothel and takes Virgil to it.

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Individual

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