The French word "dénouement" literally means "the unravelling" or "the unknotting." This story, so rich in allusion, oral tradition, and complexity of plot finally gets resolved, as much as Morrison will allow it to. She is famous for leaving the reader teetering on the edge of reality. Who caught the reference to Circe? What's really in that green sack? What do you think happens in the end? How well does Milkman complete his hero's journey?
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