Objects & Places from Out of the Dust

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Piano - This is arguably the most precious object in this novel. It's a key element in Billie Jo's life, and it represents her Ma, her yearnings for freedom and her acceptance of herself.

Dishes - While these don't seem too important in the big picture, the fact that Ma puts them on the table upside down so they don't get dust in them indicates the level to which the dust permeates every part of their lives.

Dust - A never-ending obstruction to a good life, this is an obstacle to everything Billie Jo yearns for.

Joyce City - This is the town near the farm where Billie Jo lives.

Mr. Hardly's Store - This is a convenient place to get essentials in a pinch, even if they are not fresh and even though the owner cheats the customer in change quite often.

Rain - There is...

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