What’s the “Stanback Powders”?
“You’re an editor, Mr. Barnes. Your stock-in-trade is the handiwork of other people. So this could be Stanback Powders we’re discussing, or fine leather shoes, as far as you’re concerned. I don’t know, I’m only guessing. But for me it is different. I am the tongue of the shoe. If you pull me out of it, the whole thing falls apart.”
What’s the “Stanback Powders” in the context?
Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.