This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Tristero - The mystery Oedipa spends the entire novel trying to understand.
Kinneret - Oedipa's home town in Central California.
San Narciso - A town in the greater Los Angeles area which embodies all that is bad about modern life.
Echo Courts Motel - A tawdry roadside establishment that serves as Oedipa's base for action during her quest.
Cashiered - A movie in which Metzger supposedly starred as a child actor.
The Scope - A bar that is a hangout for disaffected electronics workers.
Peter Pinguid Society - A secret organization...
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