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America is in the Heart Setting & Symbolism

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Farm in Barrio

The Bulosan family farm consists of four hectares of land located outside the town of Binalonan. The father and Carlos live on the farm and grow the food for the family until the moneylenders repossess it. Most of Carlos' early years are spent on the farm with trips into town to visit his mother.

Binalonan

Binalonan is a town in the Philippines where the mother lives in a house with Amado and Carlos' sisters. It is a part of the rural Philippine culture of the time. Binalonan and the farm are the setting for the early part of the book.

Puzzorobio

Puzzorobio is a town in the Philippines, a short distance from Binalonan. Carlos accompanies his mother there to sell beans. It is where Carlos first comes into contact with the middle class and develops his hatred of the middle class.

San Manuel

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