attempt, as Walt, rather stumblingly
, chases him out of his garage with
Summarizing older critical response to the novel, Marlon Ross observes that: "While the novel has gained a central place in (white) gay culture and is often a focus of (white) gay studies, in the context of African American literary and cultural studies, historically it has been alternatingly dismissed or ignored altogether, stumblingly
acknowledged or viciously attacked" (16).
Ames recognizes, however stumblingly
, that justification is not to be won, and so is able in some degree to sense it at work; Jack is left silenced by the impossibility of winning it; Glory dreams of a moment in which it will be briefly visible.
asked which three guns were his top carry-choices.
He then adds, "I'd pace stumblingly
up and down, willing the train to go faster; but the carriage just went on shaking and vibrating all its seats and windows, exactly as ours is doing now" (103, 104).