Jim Avant

Display Name: 
Jim Avant
Sort Name: 
Avant, Jim
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

Among the well-known sportsmen who come to Parsham every winter for the "National Trials" of pedigree bird dogs, Lucius mentions four names. Two are identifiable as real men (Horace Lytle and Paul Rainey). This icon represents "Mr Jim Avant from Hickory Flat" (194). Hickory Flat is a real town in northern Mississippi, and it seems likely that, although we haven't been able to identify him yet, "Jim Avant" is a real hunter, perhaps someone Faulkner knew personally.

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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