Anansi Boys Setting & Symbolism

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London

London is the center of most of the action in the novel. It is also where Fat Charlie lives and where his brother, Spider, comes to visit.

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida is where Anansi - the father of both Fat Charlie and Spider - dies and the place to which Charlie returns to gather information about his father from his old friends, and to ask how he can rid himself of his intrusive brother.

St. Andrews

St. Andrews is the fictional Caribbean island where Fat Charlie has familial roots. It is the same place to which the embezzler Grahame Coats flees when Spider uncovers his dishonesty at the Grahame Coats Agency.

Hammer

Grahame Coats uses a hammer to murder Maeve Livingstone when she confronts him about his theft of her deceased husband's money. He then hides her body in his London office.

Feather

Fat Charlie returns a...

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