Beautiful Losers Setting & Symbolism

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The English-Greek Phrasebook

This badly-written phrasebook is given to the narrator by F., who says that translation is an act of worship. At the end of the first book, the narrator prays from it.

F.'s Fireworks

This large box of fireworks is one of F.'s possessions that he bequeaths to the narrator after he dies. The narrator sets them off in his apartment, badly burning his hand and covering the floor with ash and gunpowder.

The Danish Vibrator

F. uses this marital aid on Edith during their marathon love session in a swanky hotel room. After she orgasms and uses the vibrator on F., it comes to life, penetrating Edith again before jumping out of the window and swimming away in the Atlantic.

The Cross by the Lawrence River

This cross at the Mission Saint-Louis is Catherine Tekakwitha's favorite place to pray. She is buried by...

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