A Gate at the Stairs Setting

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Tassie's Apartment

Tassie’s apartment is a small, off-campus apartment she shares with Murph, but typically Tassie has it to herself. It is where Tassie takes the paper white concoction and Murph consumes it, causing her to get ill.

Keltjin House/Farm

Keltjin house and farm is in Dellacrosse, where Tassie and Gunny grew up. It has a small farm where Tassie helps her father after Gunny’s death.

Sarah and Edward's House

Sarah and Edward’s house is a nicely furnished two-story house. There is a gate at the top of the stairs on the front porch, which is where the novel takes its title. It is where Mary-Emma is taken back into foster care by Roberta.

The University Classroom

The university classroom is where Tassie and Reynaldo meet. They sit next to each other during the religion class and begin talking by passing notes.

Troy

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