Turl

Display Name: 
Turl
Sort Name: 
Turl
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Production
Specific Job: 
Fireman
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Biography: 

Turl works as the night fireman for Jefferson's power plant in "Centaur in Brass." It's well-known in town that he has "prowled at least once (or tried to) every gal within ten miles of town"; his affair with co-worker Tom-Tom's "high yellow wife" occasions the "centaur" part of the story's title (160). Turl has to be the source of much of the story that Harker tells to the narrator, but readers only hear Turl's voice directly in a few places.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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