Jefferson Barber Shop in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Barber Shop and Pool Hall
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1256
Y: 
793
Description: 

The shed behind the poolhall is "stacked with soft drink cases and littered with empty whiskey bottles" (209). The narrative provides a few more details about the barbershop, including the fact that many of the unmarried men who live in town take their "Saturday and Sunday baths" (42) in the "bath-cabinets" behind it (209). But on the whole the novel treats "the poolhall and the barbershop" as essentially interchangeable places: in them both the town's "young men and some not so young" hang out, "not only on Saturday afternoons but all the week too" (27). Chick expects that, along with Vinson Gowrie's Beat Four relatives, these men will play a key role in determining Lucas' fate.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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