Lonnie Grinnup's Shack|Tent in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Display Label: 
Lonnie Grinnup's Shack
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1668
Y: 
1485
Description: 

The last surviving descendant of Louis Grenier, the French plantation owner from whom Frenchman's Bend got its name, is himself named Lonnie Grinnup. According to the narrator, he has "the mind . . . of a child" (74), and his home suggests a similar pattern of decay: it is "a half-shed half-den [built] of discarded boards and pieces of flattened stovepipe and tin cans on the bank of the river" twenty miles from Jefferson but not far from the elegant mansion his ancestor built before the Civil War (74). (In The Reivers, Grinnup lives in a "tent" on more or less the same spot.)

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Shack

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