A Complicated Kindness: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Miriam Toews
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Happy Family Farms

Happy Family Farms is the chicken-slaughterhouse in Nomi's town. This is where Nomi believes she will work when she graduates high school.

East Village

The East Village in Canada is the place where Nomi and her family lived. The town was created when Mennonites fled persecution in Russia and hoped to create their own utopia.

Kliewer's Machine Shop

It is on the roof of this machine shop that Trudie sits to see the Queen's visit to East Village.

Swiss Family Robinson Movie

Nomi wants to see this movie when it comes to the town's theater, but her mother is afraid that it is not appropriate.

Suicide Hill

Suicide Hill is the place where Nomi meets Travis and the two begin dating.

Garbage Hutch

Ray builds this hutch a few days after his wife, Trudie, leaves. He says that she had always wanted a hutch like...

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