Among Others Setting & Symbolism

Jo Walton
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South Wales

Morwenna is Welsh, as is most of her family, and she initially lives in South Wales before fleeing to London. The author characterizes Wales as a wild place, a perfect habitat for magic to flourish.

Arlinghurst

Arlinghurst is the name of a fictional preparatory school Morwenna attends after her flight to her father in London. It has a high tuition and many of its attendees are snobbish and rich, making Morwenna feel out of place. It is also a very rigid place with no room for individuality.

Acupuncture

Morwenna receives acupuncture treatments for her leg after her leg becomes so bad she is hospitalized. Morwenna is greatly helped by the treatments, and she considers acupuncture a form of magic.

Science Fiction Book Club

Morwenna eventually joins a book club at the library. Here, she is able to spread her proverbial wings, blossoming by exploring her passion...

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