Broken River Setting

Lennon, J. Robert
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The House

Most of the characters in the novel are connected with the house that the murdered couple lived in. It is Eleanor, Karl, and Irina’s new home. Sam babysits Irina there. Louis and Joe often visit to determine if what they seek has returned to the home of the couple they killed. The house serves as a point of connection for all of the major characters of the novel.

Denny's

Denny’s is used to connect Louis and Joe with Sam and the marijuana business she is involved with. It serves to deepen Joe and Louis’s misconception that Sam is actually Samantha Geary. The restaurant also serves as the backdrop for Louis accepting his fate as Joe’s accomplice.

Karl's Studio

Karl’s studio is the place where he retreats from the world and all of its unpleasantness. It serves to show his tendency to avoid...

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