Winter in the Blood - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

The narrator reaches the river to fish and thinks how the water has no fish. Everyone thought the lack of fish was because of run-off from a sugar beet factory, but the factory closed several years ago and there are still no fish. The narrator thinks of his father while at the river. His father liked to go into the towns and tell the white men stories. His father could also fix almost anything mechanical. The narrator's fishing line breaks.

Part 1, Chapter 3 Analysis

This chapter introduces the narrator's father, who has died before the opening of the novel. The narrator thinks of his father with some affection in contrast to the lack of emotion with which he thinks of his mother and grandmother. This introduction is important because it discusses his father's affinity for telling the white man stories, something that...

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