This location is where Clements Olin studied twentieth-century Slavic literature at university and came to later teach.
This refers to a legally privileged noble class with origins in the Kingdom of Poland. Baron Olinski is a descendant of this class.
Almanach de Gotha
This directory of Europe's royalty and nobility was first published in 1763. The narrator of the novel describes Baron Olinski bringing a copy of this directory with him when his family fled Europe for America.
This is the location where G. Earwig was born.
When G. Earwig lost his family, they were boarding a ship that was bound for this destination.
This is the city that Clements Olin arrives in by cab after being picked up from the airport in the beginning of the novel. Here, he learns at a cafe that the buses that go to his destination won't be...
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