Unnamed Johns

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Unnamed Johns
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Unnamed Johns
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
MultiClass Group
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

To hear Miss Reba tell it, the men who have patronized her brothel during the 20 years she's been running it include "some of the biggest men in Memphis" - "bankers, lawyers, doctors" as well as "two police captains" (143). When Horace visits the brothel to talk with Temple, Reba tells him that she's done business with many lawyers, including "the biggest lawyer in Memphis" - and when she adds that this man weighed 280 pounds and "had his own special bed made and sent down here," "biggest" acquires an additional meaning (211). None of these men appear directly in the narrative, but during her time in the brothel Temple hears one of them entering the room next to hers with one of the prostitutes (158).

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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