The House on Mango Street Chapter 27 - The Earl of Tennessee
Earl is one of Edna's tenants next door on Mango Street. He is a jukebox repairman from the south, who always smokes a cigar, wears a felt hat, and loves to play his records all day long. He even gives them to Esperanza and her friends, save the Country Western albums. Edna and everyone else believe that he has a wife somewhere. Sometimes she is skinny and blonde and other times she is tall and redheaded. Whenever he brings a mysterious woman inside with him, he clutches her by the forearm and leads her inside for a brief visit.