Dying: A Memoir Setting & Symbolism

Cory Taylor
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Fiji

Fiji is the place where Taylor, her mother, and her father lived for a period of time while her siblings were away at boarding school. The location is significant to her because of the beautiful sensory experiences the island offered, heaven on earth for a child such as her, and the very important lessons about adulthood which it taught her: adults feel desire, desire can complicate others' lives, differences in race can cause people to treat others differently, etc.

Brisbane

Brisbane is the site of many important events for the author: Taylor and Shin have lived in Brisbane since 1998, their sons grew up there and went to school there, and Taylor's mother passed away there. Though she feels comforted by its familiarity, Taylor does not feel like Brisbane is 'home' because she arrived there as an adult and thus was not formed by the city to a...

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