Deadfolk Setting & Symbolism

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Mangel

Mangel is a fictional town in England's West Country where the novel is set. It is a defeated place, full of people who apparently have not the ability or will to leave and start afresh somewhere new. Mangel also is overrun with thieves and murderers, who have little trouble dealing with the law. The place is like a trap or a prison. It is symbolic of what people can do to themselves when their rules of law and common decency are not diligently applied.

Hoppers

Hoppers Wine Bar & Bistro is where Blake works as head doorman. It used to be called simply Hoppers and its current owner, Fenton, wants to rename it Café Americano.

The Paul Pry

The Paul Pry is a pub favored by Blake, Legs and Finney. They meet there regularly.

East Bloater

East Bloater is a wooded community on Mangel's outskirts. Blake drives there...

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