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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories Setting & Symbolism

Yiyun Li
This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl.
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Objects/Places

Bar of Soapappears in Kindness

Professor Shan gives Moyan a bar of soap when she decides to stop seeing her. Moyan keeps this soap for years, often smelling it to remind her of Professor Shan.

Romance Booksappears in Kindness

Moyan's mother is obsessed with romance books.

Photographappears in Sweeping Past

Ailin and her girlfriends have their picture taken after vowing to be sisters for life. Ailin's granddaughter finds the photograph later and makes it into a poster to use as decoration in her parents' restaurant in Lisbon.

Lady Chatterley's Loverappears in Kindness

Jei, one of the other girls in the army company with Moyan, asks her to mark all the sections of Lady Chatterley's Lover that include sex.

D.H. Lawrence Bookappears in Kindness

Moyan steals a book of D.H. Lawrence short stories from Professor Shan when she decides to stop visiting...

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This section contains 383 words
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