How is identity a key component in Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason?

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Identity and its corollary, gender identity, are main themes of Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason . An accident and a child's death strip Leroy and Norma Jean of their identities and their gender roles. Leroy has proudly and successfully identified himself as the driver big rig and Norma Jean has identified herself as a wife and mother. Now, following Leroy's accidents all the definitions of what their life is...

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