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Bugger Pourier is an alcoholic drifter who has returned to the reservation at the book’s beginning in order to spend time with his dying mother. After his mother passes away, Bugger hangs around the reservation drinking. At one point, Bugger steals Joe’s bike because he wants to go somewhere and find out if something he saw was a dream or was real. It is through this interaction that Joe later finds out that Bugger discovered Mayla Wolfskin’s body in the nearby construction site.
The timeline below shows where the character Bugger Pourier appears in The Round House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seven: Angel One
Chapter Ten: Skin of Evil
...of boarding school, and many, like Clemence, are actively devout. On Saturday, Joe sits with Bugger Pourier, an alcoholic and drifter, the only other person in the catechism class. Afterward, Joe... (full context)
Chapter Eleven: The Child