Dead Is the New Black Setting & Symbolism

Marlene Perez
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Nightshade, California

Nightshade is the small town in California where the novel takes place. Daisy describes the town as full of strange occurrences and odd inhabitants. Nightshade is formally a frontier town that is a couple of hundred years old.

Slim's Diner

Slim's Diner is a local restaurant in Nightshade. It is where Daisy asks Ryan to meet her at the beginning of the novel. It is also Daisy's favorite place to eat. The diner possesses a jukebox that turns itself on and off and plays the songs that it wants to play.

Ankh

The pendant Samantha is wearing when she returns to school from summer vacation is the ankh symbol. The ankh symbol is an Egyptian symbol that represents immortality. According to the research Rose does for Daisy on the symbol, the tomb paintings in Egypt often show the deities of the afterlife giving the symbol to...

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