Everything That Rises Must Converge - Parker’s Back Summary & Analysis

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O.E. Parker, an unreligious man, lived with his prudent wife. It was difficult for Parker to live with her because he didn’t feel like he chose to marry Sarah Ruth. She was too cautious and religious for him. He met her one day when his car broke down beside her house. He tried to get her attention, but she was appalled by all the tattoos on his body. When Parker was fourteen years old, he went to a fair and saw a man whose body was covered in tattoos. He then went to get his first tattoo, an eagle sitting on a cannon. Later, he joined the Navy and kept getting more tattoos like an addiction. However, he didn’t get his back tattooed; he couldn’t see it, so there was no point in having it inked. When he was speaking...

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