With Guitar as his co-conspirator, Milkman could look forward to both fun and fear.

“But you know what that means, don’t you? If she took the white man’s bones and left the gold, then the gold must still be there.” He shut the door before his son could protest.

He has forbidden her to leave the house, made her quit her job, evicted the man, garnished his wages, and it is all because of you. You are exactly like him.