Furious Hours Quotes

Casey Cep
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At the quarry as elsewhere, he excelled at erasing the evidence of what he had done.
-- Narrator (Minster of the Gospel)

Importance: This quote is important for two reasons: it foreshadows a long string of cover-ups by the Reverend and the author hints at her opinion. First, the quote is used as foreshadowing as it prepares the reader for many more deaths that the Reverend covered up. For much of the first part of Furious Hours, there is little evidence which can indite Maxwell, aside from the clear leanings of the author, Casey Cep. It is only at the end of the first part of the book when people begin reporting the Reverend approaching them to ask "how dirty" they were (68). The reader is given the privileged viewpoint of having the author relay the information about Maxwell from her own perspective, which knows the outcome of the Robert Burns' trial. The reader is alerted early on...

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