Earthly Powers Setting & Symbolism

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Toomey's House

Toomey's house is located in a small village on the island of Triq Il-Kaba in Malta. The house is large and somewhat old-fashioned. It has a lovely garden that is tended to by Toomey's gardeners. The house has a servant named Ali. Also living in the house is Geoffrey Enright, Toomey's lover and secretary.

Toomey greets the Archbishop and Father Azzapardi in the bar next to the garden. The chaplain is interested in seeing the beautiful gardens and is taken on a tour by Geoffrey.

Toomey's library is located near the upstairs salon. The walls are adorned with artwork by Willem de Kooning, Egon Schiele, and one of Picasso's first sketches. The library is furnished with two large oxblood chairs and a matching leather couch. Toomey's books are stored in glass cases.

Toomey likes this somewhat unassuming house. Geoffrey hates it as well as the village...

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