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key facts genre: - Southern literature (writing about the American South) Southern Gothic (gloomy moods, dilapidated buildings, pleak, landscapes, unlucky & strange characters) -Crime novel (crimes, suspects, suspense, detective, red, herrings) Coming-of-age story (protagonists grow from teenagers to adults) Autobiography (protagonists & spory, have similarities with author) - - narrative perspective third-person narrator with limited point of view →alternating between Larry and Silas: contributes to creation of suspense as truth is only. gradually revealed structure: unchronological (mixture of past and present) title named after how children in the South are taught to spell. Mississippi American South: known for conservative political attitudes, sweltering climate, rundown places, etc. ?Crooked" also means dishonest"; many dishonest characters -Larry using Cindy to become more popular and impress his parents. Silas not declaring Larry's innocence Carl not admitting his fatherhood of Silas · Cindy using Larry to secretly meet Silas - Wallace lying, e.g. about his job The American South Race: hard to climb social Ladder for colored people ↳> Silas is disadvantaged because of his origin Segregation Isolation of the poor (isolated from good jolos, schools, etc.) Silas' mother working, a low-wage job Social, capital: middle class has better living conditions, easier to integrate into, society ↳ Larry has opportunity to integrate into society Inequality: A few rich people The Rutherford family Family structure: Family support, is essential LLarry does not have any support Chapter...

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1 - Larry page 11: - 41 years old, lives alone in his parents' house, takes care of the house - daily routine: watching TV, eating fast food, sitting on his front porch at nightfall - very inventive (e.g. moveable cages, lawn mower wheels at bottom of barn doors) page 12: mows the field less often in autumn than in spring and summer to let the fall wildflowers grow cares for his hens, improves their lot by constructing moveable cages so that they get fresh food from the field - page 13: - if he didn't shave, he would grow a grey beard - has a lean face (whereas he was chubby as a child) - short choppy brown hair (he cuts it himself) - can't afford a first-class nursing home - a mechanic, "but only in theory", operates a two-bay shop on Highway 11 North - drives his father's 30-year-old red Ford pickup (an early 70s model), has a toolbox in it (in case there is a road call) - has a gun in his pickup which only serves to hold his umbrella - even before 9/11, Larry hadn't been allowed to own a gun - his work clothes: black steel-toed work shoes (like his father), green khaki pants and a matching cotton shirt with LARRY written on it page 14: - has bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast and Coke and watches the news on TV - reads novels, is member of a book club from which he regularly gets new books, his bedroom is piled with paperbacks (p.15) - routine at garage: garbage can out, open doors, flip CLOSED sign to OPEN, get a coke from the machine, sit behind his desk from where he can see the road, read a book cares about his mother, hurries home after phone call from nursing home - the local police know his truck and watch him closely he has very few visitors (apart from teenagers banging by) page 15: -Wallace Stringfellow is his only friend - occasional visits by Roy French - is "person of interest" to police - Larry understands that French has to search his house - shows empathy for missing girl's parents - never wears his seat-belts ("his folks had never worn theirs") - had his monster mask hidden in a shoe box in his closet, where Roy French never found it page 16: after being shot, he thinks of Cindy Walker standing in the woods and of his parents - he feels forgiveness for the person who shot him because all monsters are misunderstood - it seems okay for Larry to die - Chapter 2 - Silas and Larry Silas page 18: - people called him 32 (his baseball number) or Constable (his occupation) - drives ancient Jeep, which had once been a mail car (p.19) and is over 30 years old (p.27), it was purchased at an auction and is very badly functioning - has three firearms and one Taser wears badge around his neck page 19: - has applied for a new car (a Bronco) but doesn't get it - has to drive a lot on dirt roads - lived with his mother in a hunting cabin (owned by a white man) as squatters long ago - studied at Ole Miss, Oxford page 21: - has been back at Chabot for two years and has never had to fire his pistol there apart from practice - page 22: on his patrols he looks for trespassers on Rutherford land, he writes tickets, directs traffic, moves roadkill (dead animals) pages 24/25 - doesn't feel well after seeing remains of M&M's corpse - wants to avoid seeing EMTs rolling the corpse's pieces into a body bag - he and Voncille are Chabot's only full-time employees - he's a volunteer fire-fighter (like Roy French) - reads an old Stephen King book page 29: - pangs of conscience because he never called Larry back - he is worried about what might have happened to Larry when he's not at the garage pages 31/32: - knew Cindy Walker too - would like to check at Larry's, but then Voncille calls him to go to White Trash Avenue - he's glad that Voncille has called Shannon, the police reporter (reports about him solving the rattle-snake problem might boost his profile, help him get a higher salary after evaluation time, perhaps he might even become a sheriff in 10 years), but Shannon doesn't turn up page 34 - he wasn't much for kids (much to the chagrin of his former date Olivia, the driver of the postal jeep) page 37: - his career: destroyed his arm pitching college baseball at Oxford, joined the navy, went to the police academy in Tupelo, spent 10 years "babysitting" students at Ole Miss (breaking up frat parties, manning the gate at football games, giving DUIS) he had hoped this job as a constable in Chabot would be better, but seems disappointed Larry page 21: - seems knowlegeable about nature (tree dies after a flock of buzzards has stayed in it for some time) page 28 - Roy French calls him Norman Bates (an insane character and murderer from the film Psycho) - in his youth Larry just read book and didn't play ball - his house is full of horror books - "he ain't had a customer I don't know how long" (Roy French) page 29: - L. had called Silas on his (Silas') return to Chabot nearly tow years ago, S. didn't return the call - Larry tried again a couple of weeks later to welcome back Silas to Mississippi, but Silas ended that call quickly page 30: - since Silas left Chabot after high school, Larry has been ostracized - since Larry's father's death, Larry's "Ottomotive Repair" shop hasn't had any local customers - Larry is taller now, thinner than when he was a teenager - his lips are tight now (as a teenager, Larry's mouth used to hang open, giving the impression that he was slow - "[Larry] was smart. Knew the weirdest shit." page 31: - Larry sometimes waved from his garage, but nobody (local) waved back - short brown hair, his cap pulled too low over his ears - in high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry (Cindy Walker) had gone to the drive-in movie with Larry and nobody had seen her again page 32: - Angie calls Larry "Scary Larry" chapter 3 flashback to Larry's and Silas first meeting >Larry is in the car with his dad driving past Silas and his mother Since it's cold outside and they aren't wearing any coats Larry offers them a ride L>Larry has seen Gilas before at school > It seems like Carl already knows Alice >Larry is reading a book, Silas is secretly reading secretly too >It repeats the next three days Larry tells his mother about them, so she wants to talie Larry to school the next day y she drives away after speaking cruelly to Silas' mother > They never get a ride from them again › Larry's dad feels like Larry betrayed him. Larry's not the attractive, strong son his father would have wished for Larry feels a connection to silas but sees him laughing stalling to other boys at school. feels like a betra › Larry borrows a gun from his dad and walls towards Silas, he wonders whether It would be possible to make friends with Silas → society Larry doesn't fit anywhere in school > some kicks asks him to call a black girl" Monkey Lips" so he could belong to the boys ↳bad ending for him, the boys abandon him, leave alone the other hids exclude Larry & laugh at him: >Silas asks to borrow the rifle, Larry teaches him how to use it chapter 4 present Angle reports on the phone to Silas about the condition they found Larry in ›She asks Silas if he's going to come to the hospital, but he wants to take a look at the crime scene ›Silas denies that he and Larry were once friends ›Silas calls his boss (French) to tell him what happened. > French sends him to Larry's place Silas drives past the home of the other missing girl (cindly Walker) • At Larry's house he can see a lot of footprints in the mud, then enters the house > Larry's house is full of books: stories he had read when he was young > He goes to the barn → brings back all the memories of his first visit > French tells him Larry is still alive; French arrives at Larry's house and examines the gun Larry's wallet had not been stolen >French calls Larry a "frozen in the 1960s wind of character! >they find a brochure for DIRECTV (company that installs satellite dishes) also find a case of beer with one can missing (Larry doesn't drink alkohol) they › Bach at home Silas notices a blinking on his answering machine →Tarry is asking Silas to call him back

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key facts genre: - Southern literature (writing about the American South) Southern Gothic (gloomy moods, dilapidated buildings, pleak, landscapes, unlucky & strange characters) -Crime novel (crimes, suspects, suspense, detective, red, herrings) Coming-of-age story (protagonists grow from teenagers to adults) Autobiography (protagonists & spory, have similarities with author) - - narrative perspective third-person narrator with limited point of view →alternating between Larry and Silas: contributes to creation of suspense as truth is only. gradually revealed structure: unchronological (mixture of past and present) title named after how children in the South are taught to spell. Mississippi American South: known for conservative political attitudes, sweltering climate, rundown places, etc. ?Crooked" also means dishonest"; many dishonest characters -Larry using Cindy to become more popular and impress his parents. Silas not declaring Larry's innocence Carl not admitting his fatherhood of Silas · Cindy using Larry to secretly meet Silas - Wallace lying, e.g. about his job The American South Race: hard to climb social Ladder for colored people ↳> Silas is disadvantaged because of his origin Segregation Isolation of the poor (isolated from good jolos, schools, etc.) Silas' mother working, a low-wage job Social, capital: middle class has better living conditions, easier to integrate into, society ↳ Larry has opportunity to integrate into society Inequality: A few rich people The Rutherford family Family structure: Family support, is essential LLarry does not have any support Chapter...

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1 - Larry page 11: - 41 years old, lives alone in his parents' house, takes care of the house - daily routine: watching TV, eating fast food, sitting on his front porch at nightfall - very inventive (e.g. moveable cages, lawn mower wheels at bottom of barn doors) page 12: mows the field less often in autumn than in spring and summer to let the fall wildflowers grow cares for his hens, improves their lot by constructing moveable cages so that they get fresh food from the field - page 13: - if he didn't shave, he would grow a grey beard - has a lean face (whereas he was chubby as a child) - short choppy brown hair (he cuts it himself) - can't afford a first-class nursing home - a mechanic, "but only in theory", operates a two-bay shop on Highway 11 North - drives his father's 30-year-old red Ford pickup (an early 70s model), has a toolbox in it (in case there is a road call) - has a gun in his pickup which only serves to hold his umbrella - even before 9/11, Larry hadn't been allowed to own a gun - his work clothes: black steel-toed work shoes (like his father), green khaki pants and a matching cotton shirt with LARRY written on it page 14: - has bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast and Coke and watches the news on TV - reads novels, is member of a book club from which he regularly gets new books, his bedroom is piled with paperbacks (p.15) - routine at garage: garbage can out, open doors, flip CLOSED sign to OPEN, get a coke from the machine, sit behind his desk from where he can see the road, read a book cares about his mother, hurries home after phone call from nursing home - the local police know his truck and watch him closely he has very few visitors (apart from teenagers banging by) page 15: -Wallace Stringfellow is his only friend - occasional visits by Roy French - is "person of interest" to police - Larry understands that French has to search his house - shows empathy for missing girl's parents - never wears his seat-belts ("his folks had never worn theirs") - had his monster mask hidden in a shoe box in his closet, where Roy French never found it page 16: after being shot, he thinks of Cindy Walker standing in the woods and of his parents - he feels forgiveness for the person who shot him because all monsters are misunderstood - it seems okay for Larry to die - Chapter 2 - Silas and Larry Silas page 18: - people called him 32 (his baseball number) or Constable (his occupation) - drives ancient Jeep, which had once been a mail car (p.19) and is over 30 years old (p.27), it was purchased at an auction and is very badly functioning - has three firearms and one Taser wears badge around his neck page 19: - has applied for a new car (a Bronco) but doesn't get it - has to drive a lot on dirt roads - lived with his mother in a hunting cabin (owned by a white man) as squatters long ago - studied at Ole Miss, Oxford page 21: - has been back at Chabot for two years and has never had to fire his pistol there apart from practice - page 22: on his patrols he looks for trespassers on Rutherford land, he writes tickets, directs traffic, moves roadkill (dead animals) pages 24/25 - doesn't feel well after seeing remains of M&M's corpse - wants to avoid seeing EMTs rolling the corpse's pieces into a body bag - he and Voncille are Chabot's only full-time employees - he's a volunteer fire-fighter (like Roy French) - reads an old Stephen King book page 29: - pangs of conscience because he never called Larry back - he is worried about what might have happened to Larry when he's not at the garage pages 31/32: - knew Cindy Walker too - would like to check at Larry's, but then Voncille calls him to go to White Trash Avenue - he's glad that Voncille has called Shannon, the police reporter (reports about him solving the rattle-snake problem might boost his profile, help him get a higher salary after evaluation time, perhaps he might even become a sheriff in 10 years), but Shannon doesn't turn up page 34 - he wasn't much for kids (much to the chagrin of his former date Olivia, the driver of the postal jeep) page 37: - his career: destroyed his arm pitching college baseball at Oxford, joined the navy, went to the police academy in Tupelo, spent 10 years "babysitting" students at Ole Miss (breaking up frat parties, manning the gate at football games, giving DUIS) he had hoped this job as a constable in Chabot would be better, but seems disappointed Larry page 21: - seems knowlegeable about nature (tree dies after a flock of buzzards has stayed in it for some time) page 28 - Roy French calls him Norman Bates (an insane character and murderer from the film Psycho) - in his youth Larry just read book and didn't play ball - his house is full of horror books - "he ain't had a customer I don't know how long" (Roy French) page 29: - L. had called Silas on his (Silas') return to Chabot nearly tow years ago, S. didn't return the call - Larry tried again a couple of weeks later to welcome back Silas to Mississippi, but Silas ended that call quickly page 30: - since Silas left Chabot after high school, Larry has been ostracized - since Larry's father's death, Larry's "Ottomotive Repair" shop hasn't had any local customers - Larry is taller now, thinner than when he was a teenager - his lips are tight now (as a teenager, Larry's mouth used to hang open, giving the impression that he was slow - "[Larry] was smart. Knew the weirdest shit." page 31: - Larry sometimes waved from his garage, but nobody (local) waved back - short brown hair, his cap pulled too low over his ears - in high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry (Cindy Walker) had gone to the drive-in movie with Larry and nobody had seen her again page 32: - Angie calls Larry "Scary Larry" chapter 3 flashback to Larry's and Silas first meeting >Larry is in the car with his dad driving past Silas and his mother Since it's cold outside and they aren't wearing any coats Larry offers them a ride L>Larry has seen Gilas before at school > It seems like Carl already knows Alice >Larry is reading a book, Silas is secretly reading secretly too >It repeats the next three days Larry tells his mother about them, so she wants to talie Larry to school the next day y she drives away after speaking cruelly to Silas' mother > They never get a ride from them again › Larry's dad feels like Larry betrayed him. Larry's not the attractive, strong son his father would have wished for Larry feels a connection to silas but sees him laughing stalling to other boys at school. feels like a betra › Larry borrows a gun from his dad and walls towards Silas, he wonders whether It would be possible to make friends with Silas → society Larry doesn't fit anywhere in school > some kicks asks him to call a black girl" Monkey Lips" so he could belong to the boys ↳bad ending for him, the boys abandon him, leave alone the other hids exclude Larry & laugh at him: >Silas asks to borrow the rifle, Larry teaches him how to use it chapter 4 present Angle reports on the phone to Silas about the condition they found Larry in ›She asks Silas if he's going to come to the hospital, but he wants to take a look at the crime scene ›Silas denies that he and Larry were once friends ›Silas calls his boss (French) to tell him what happened. > French sends him to Larry's place Silas drives past the home of the other missing girl (cindly Walker) • At Larry's house he can see a lot of footprints in the mud, then enters the house > Larry's house is full of books: stories he had read when he was young > He goes to the barn → brings back all the memories of his first visit > French tells him Larry is still alive; French arrives at Larry's house and examines the gun Larry's wallet had not been stolen >French calls Larry a "frozen in the 1960s wind of character! >they find a brochure for DIRECTV (company that installs satellite dishes) also find a case of beer with one can missing (Larry doesn't drink alkohol) they › Bach at home Silas notices a blinking on his answering machine →Tarry is asking Silas to call him back