Blood Meridian


Cormac McCarthy

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The proprietor of an eating-house in Tucson. After Owens asks Glanton’s gang to move to a table reserved for “people of color” because of the presence of the black Jackson, David Brown pitches a gun to him and tells him to shoot the black Jackson. In turn, the black Jackson blows Owens’s brains out.
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Owens Character Timeline in Blood Meridian

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Chapter 16
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...noon, the Americans, all slightly drunk, have gone to a place to eat. The proprietor, Owens, comes over to their table and says that he doesn’t mind serving “people of color,”... (full context)
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...and some of his soldiers confront them. Couts tells Glanton that he needs to arrest Owens’s murderer. Glanton denies that any of his men shot Owens, and the Judge goes further... (full context)