The Department of Factual Verification
The narrator's place of work.
A downtown nightclub in 1980s New York.
Bolivian Marching Powder
The narrator's nickname for cocaine.
New York Post
A New York City tabloid whose sensational headlines often make comic reading and provide a backdrop for much of the action.
The Plaza Hotel
A luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan next to Central Park.
The Lion's Head
A pub in lower Manhattan, often frequented by writers, especially of the Beat generation.
A grouping of elite Eastern universities which functions as a place and also as a mindset, signifying the status and security of East Coast establishment society.
A supposed luxury item the narrator purchases that falls apart a few hours later.
An animal place in the magazine office as revenge for the narrator's firing.
An object the narrator visits often to remind him of...
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