Alas, Babylon Setting & Symbolism

Pat Frank
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Fort Repose

Fort Repose is a river town in central Florida. Population is 3,422 according to the State Census, including Pistolville and the Negro district. The Chamber of Commerce claims five thousand but that includes winter residents and those who live outside the city limits.

Sputnik

Sputnik is the name of a series of Russian spy satellites circling the earth in the late 1950s that are equipped to gather information as they travel in orbit.

The Bragg House

The Bragg house is a large ungainly and monolithic house that was once the showpiece of the River Road neighborhood. The grounds have poinsettias, bougainvillea, hibiscus and other plants. The house is well constructed of native cypress encased in pine clapboard. Randy keeps his law office and bachelor apartment in an upstairs wing. The house has a captain's walk that is the highest point in the county and a panoramic view...

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