Objects & Places from A Fistful of Fig Newtons

Jean Shepherd
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Object Descriptions

The Lincoln Tunnel - The entire story chronicles the thoughts and memories that pass through the narrator's mind as he is stranded in traffic here between New York and New Jersey.

Fig Newtons - While the narrator is in college, he tries to sneak this snack which turns into a dorm party of four men, ultimately leading to a laxative-eating contest.

Boomo-Lax - These taste like chocolate bon-bons but they go off like hand grenades in the intestines.

The Margate Elephant - This is a giant wooden animal constructed on a New Jersey beach.

New Jersey - This is the light at the end of the tunnel and the home of the narrator as an adult.

Indiana - The narrator has fond memories of his childhood home in this state.

Camp Nobba-WaWa-Nockee - The narrator goes to this location in the woods of Michigan for his first...

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