Unnamed Jackson Prostitutes

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Listening to State Senator Clarence Snopes talk about the life he leads in the state capital of Jackson in Sanctuary, Horace conjures up images of "discreet flicks of skirts in swift closet doors" in various hotel rooms (175). That's all the narrative gives us, but it seems safe to assume that inside the skirts are women, and that the women themselves are prostitutes. The narrative makes very clear elsewhere how well Clarence knows his way around the brothels of Memphis - and even his preference for Negro prostitutes, though there's no way to establish the race of the women Horace imagines.

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