Memphis: Goodyhay House in The Mansion (Location)

Display Label: 
Goodyhay House
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
985
Y: 
482
Description: 

Four miles from Holcomb House is the residence of Brother J C Goodyhay. Mink Snopes stays in this "small frame house" (293) on the "edge of Memphis, Tennessee" (295). The place is surrounded by a "tiny savagely untended yard" which is prelude to "even more violent desolation" in the "backyard," which "contains another house dismantled so much as collapsed - a jumble of beams, joists, window- and door-frames and even still-intact sections of siding (293). With "no shades nor curtains," the interior of Goodyhay's house possesses "an air of violent transience similar to the indiscriminate jumble of walls and windows and doors" outside (297). The kitchen is "not spartan so much as desolate" (297), its ambience characterized by a "single unshaded low-watt bulb on a ceiling cord" (299) and a "camouflaged battle helmet" hanging on the back of the door with an "automatic pistol-butt projecting from its webbing belt" (298).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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