Tom-Tom's Cabin (Location Key)


In "Centaur in Brass" and The Town Tom-Tom lives with his third wife in a cabin "two miles from town and from the power plant where he spent twelve hours a day with a shovel and bar" (152, 16). His property includes "a little piece of corn" - i.e. a small field - behind the cabin, and a barn that is big enough to contain the "corn-crib" where the stolen brass fittings are hidden (156, 159; 21, 29). In The Town the cabin includes "the back window" - the definite article, suggesting there is just one back window, reminds us how small these cabins typically are - which is Turl's way of entering while Tom-Tom is away (25).

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