A Fine White Dust Setting & Symbolism

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Fine White Dust

The "fine white dust" referenced in the title came from Pete's ceramic cross that was broken into pieces when he kicked it in a fit of anger.

North Carolina

Pete Cassidy and his parents lived in a small in North Carolina.

Baptist Church

The Baptist Church was the biggest church in the small North Carolina town where the story takes place.

Revival Week

Pete met the Preacher Man when his church was having revival week. The Preacher Man was recruited by the church to the be revivalist preacher.

Filling Station

Preacher Man and Pete had plans to meet at the filling station at 9:30 the night they were going to leave town together. When the Preacher had not shown up by one o'clock, Pete went home.

Drugstore Fountain

Darlene Cook worked at the drugstore fountain. She met the Preacher Man there and ran away with him...

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