Brooklyn (novel) Setting

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City, and is the borough to which Eilis emigrates from Ireland in the novel. Brooklyn is one of the safest boroughs, and Father Flood’s particular parish in Brooklyn is especially friendly and safe. It is full of residential homes, buildings, and shops. Despite its very city-like nature, it retains a small-town community feel which Eilis loves. Although Father Flood’s parish is heavily Irish, there are also American-born, Italian, Jewish, Russian, and black American residents. The community in which Eilis lives in Brooklyn is heavily Catholic and centers its existences around the Church. Brooklyn is where Miss Kehoe keeps her boarding house, and where Eilis stays during her time in Brooklyn. Brooklyn is also home to Brooklyn College, where Eilis attends bookkeeping courses, and Bartocci’s & Company, where Eilis works. It is in Brooklyn at Father Flood...

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