Gowrie Farm in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Gowrie Farm
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1854
Y: 
460
Description: 

"The family farm" that feeds the Gowrie clan is run by Bryan, the third of Nub's six sons (161). Five of them apparently still live with their father "in the twenty-year womanless house" - "womanless" since Amanda Gowrie died in 1926 (214). What the farm produces is never said, but the narrative provides a glimpse of the interior of the house itself: speculating on the scene in the "diningroom perhaps" when the family patriarch pronounces sentence on one of his sons, the narrator describes "a lamp burning in the center of the table among the crusted sugarbowls and molasses jugs and ketchup and salt and pepper in the same labeled containers they had come off the store shelf in" (214).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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