The Edible Woman Setting & Symbolism

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Toronto

Toronto is the city where the book is set. Different portions of the city, such as the university, park and specific neighborhoods are mentioned as the plot progresses. There is an urban, spread-out feel to the setting.

Marian/Ainsley’s apartment

Marian and Ainsley live in an apartment that is just the upper floor of a larger house. Marian describes it as a transformed “servants’ quarters” in the genteel part of town. The apartment is cluttered and becomes increasingly messy as the book progresses.

Peter’s apartment

Peter lives in a brand new apartment in a fancy building. He is able to afford the rent on his entry-level lawyer’s salary because he is the only tenant in the unfinished building and allows his unit to be shown as a model. Everything in Peter’s apartment is new, clean and organized.

Duncan’s apartment

Marian stumbles upon...

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