This interdependent black community is home to every comfort and form of assistance, as well as to unthinkable violence.
The Trace's Apartment
This place has a spacious dining room featuring houseplants against the windows, deep comfortable chairs, and plenty of space for Violet to fix her customers' hair.
These symbolize the meager hope, joy, and love in Violet's life.
Joe compares his love for Dorcas to this object.
Violet finds this object in the bottom of the parrot's cage.
Vespers County, Virginia
Joe and Violet are originally from this place, which is also the original home of Rose Dear, True Belle, Vera Louise Gray, and Henry Lestory.
This place is where Joe Trace brings his young girlfriend without Violet's knowledge.
The Black Opal Ring
On the night of her death, Felice lends this object to Dorcas and wants it...
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