The furnace

07 Sep

Book II

It was the furnace that gave Bigger away.  Even before the bone fragments and earring were revealed in the ashes, the furnace whispered of the crime.  It breathed, hummed and roared of the body it contained.

Did you notice how Wright used the furnace to give Mary a voice?  In Bigger’s mind the furnace proclaimed the crime before the “real evidence” was ever found.

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