What does this story mean?
May 8, 2012 4:05 PM Subscribe
What does the Joe Hill story "My Father's Mask" mean?
posted by altopower to media & arts (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I love the Joe Hill short story collection "20th-Century Ghosts", but the story "My Father's Mask" has me scratching my head every time I read it (which is a lot of times). I understand the basic gist of the plot, obviously, but there's so much more going on underneath the surface that is eluding me. Who are the children the narrator meets in the woods? Who are the "playing-card people?" Who is the woman who comes to the cabin? Why does the narrator put on his father's mask at the end? Why in the hell is everyone acting so weird?
Help this dense reader, please!