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What do you think happens at the end of "A Wall of Fire Rising"? Is Guy's plunge to the earth a deliberate suicide or an accident? What are some symbolic interpretations of both possibilities?

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In Edwidge Dandicat’s story, Guy had dreamed of getting away from their life of poverty, phrasing this dream as sailing: “I'd like to sail off somewhere and keep floating . . . . ” Although a fall from the balloon would be fatal, it remains open whether he thought...

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