Blue Boy - Part 2, “Brushfire” - Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Satyal, Rakesh
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Hunks of Junk – When Kiran’s mother takes him to one of the garage sales she regularly visits, he finds a recorder that he believes will serve as a flute for his Krishna-inspired performance at the talent show. He realizes that no boy he knows has a recorder, “but like many other things in my life, this enables instead of deters me” (152). He takes the recorder home, goes to his room and starts to teach himself how to play. Soon, he realizes that moving his fingers when he is playing is very much like moving his body when he is dancing. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that he now feels comfortable and safe enough in The Clearing to practice his recorder there. One day, he feels so safe away from the tortures of going to school that instead of going back in...

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