Ask the Dust Setting & Symbolism

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Alta Loma Hotel

The hotel in the old Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles where Arturo Bandini lives. The hotel is built on a hillside so that the main floor is at street level and the remaining floors descend down the hill. Arturo's sixth floor room has a window that looks out to ground level.

Laguna Beach

A resort area on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles where Arturo takes Camilla to start a new life with him.

Long Beach

A coastal town near Los Angeles where Vera Rivken lives and where Arturo is on the beach when the earthquake strikes. Long Beach is also where Arturo and Camilla go to the dog farm and adopt Willie, their puppy.

Columbia Buffet

A restaurant and bar where Camilla works as a waitress and Sammy works as a bartender. The buffet is more of a bar, since they do...

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