The Blazing World - The Barometer/Maisie Lord Summary & Analysis

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The Barometer

This chapter is a transcription of a taped interview that Phineas Q. Eldridge did with him in 2001, a month after the NYC attack. Phinny asks him about living with Harry and the Barometer says that he would like to leave, but that he can't. He believes that he protects Harry from a dark specter that comes in the middle of the night. When Phinny continues to question him, he says that the specter is a fallen angel with wings like a peacock.

Maisie Lord

In this chapter Maisie reveals a time when her mother just confessed to both she and Ethan that Phinny was her 'mask', that he was showing her work for her. By way of explanation her mother had produced many examples of women who had produced phenomenal work, but had it represented through male personas.

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