What You Pawn I Will Redeem


Sherman Alexie

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What You Pawn I Will Redeem: 4:00 A.M. Summary & Analysis

Four hours later, Jackson wakes up and is surprised that he’s walking behind a warehouse. He has no idea where he is, his face is injured from the fight, and his nose might even be broken. To shield himself from the cold, he wraps himself in a tarp that “feels like a faithful lover.” He lays down in the dirt and falls asleep.
Jackson repeatedly loses himself when he blacks out. His desperation is clearest in this scene when a tarp is the closest thing he has to human warmth and connection.
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