One of Jim’s fellow infantrymen in World War I. Like Jim, Clancy is from Australia. He’s also something of a trouble-maker, though he’s ultimately kind-hearted and friendly. A flirtatious man outside the war, Clancy eventually tells Jim about his love for one woman in particular, who—for reasons he doesn’t make clear—seems to have inspired him to join the military. While bringing Jim some water one day, Clancy is taken out by enemy fire. His body completely evaporates into blood and gore that spray over Jim so that even after he bathes, he never feels like he’s fully cleaned himself of his friend’s insides. When Jim himself dies, he encounters Chancy, who instructs him in a friendly way to dig into the earth until he reaches “the other side.”
Clancy Parkett Character Timeline in Fly Away Peter
The timeline below shows where the character Clancy Parkett appears in Fly Away Peter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
In the military, Jim is grouped with a number of Australians, including a man named Clancy Parkett who is a kindhearted trouble-maker. Jim takes a liking to Clancy, who tells stories... (full context)
...farming. Jim’s company is scheduled to join the frontlines on December 23rd. The night before, Clancy urges him to “break bounds” by sneaking off to a small nearby village, where there’s... (full context)
...dig, he knows the “direct route—straight through” is best. Having thought this, Jim turns to Clancy, and his friend returns his look with a “humorous gaze.” As both men smile, Jim... (full context)