Discuss the weather phenomena seen throughout the novel and the themes weather is used to illuminate.
Cleopatra tells Tully that the hummingbird that lands on her arm as she stands atop the Cayo Loco is off course. How does the hummingbird represent Tully? What role does Cleopatra play in Tully's life?
Discuss how Buffet weaves literary works and movie references into the novel to help illuminate themes. Use specific examples.
Discuss the symbolism of nature used in A Salty Piece of Land, including crocodiles, fish, pelicans, and volcanos.
Discuss the two pieces of art that Tully carries with him on his journey. How does he acquire each of them, and what role do they play in the plot and themes of the novel?
Discuss Buffet's use of both traditional and non-traditional religion in A Salty Piece of Land.
Discuss the use of truth and discovery of the truth...
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