Peace Like a River

Tin Lurvy Character Analysis

Lurvy is a sweaty, overweight traveling salesman who prefers to conduct his life drunk. He's a poor salesman, as he never tells his customers what he's selling unless asked, but he makes himself at home in every house he stops at. He's unashamed about eating the Land family's food and often arrives on holidays and special occasions. Upon his death, he wills Jeremiah his new Airstream trailer.
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Tin Lurvy Character Timeline in Peace Like a River

The timeline below shows where the character Tin Lurvy appears in Peace Like a River. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Your Toughened Heart
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...of the house. Davy runs around to look and when he returns, he says it's Tin Lurvy . Swede looks stricken. Dad invites Lurvy in for coffee, and Reuben explains that Lurvy... (full context)
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...the Land family's favorite chowder. When Reuben and Davy enter the house, it's evident that Tin Lurvy is planning on staying for supper. Reuben inspects the soup and realizes that Dad only... (full context)
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Tin Lurvy leaves not long after cake. Rain falls outside and Swede wonders if it'll turn to... (full context)
By the Grace of Lurvy
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...Mrs. DeCuellar, carrying gifts for Swede and Reuben. They also offer Dad the keys to Tin Lurvy 's Airstream—Lurvy died unexpectedly, and left the Airstream to Dad in his will. The entire... (full context)