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Growing Up Setting & Symbolism

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Morrisonville, Virginia

Russell is born in the small town of Morrisonville, where his mother and father live across from Russell's matriarchal grandmother, Ida Rebecca.

Brunswick, Virginia

Brunswick is the largest town near where Russell spends his youngest years. Three of his uncles live in Brunswick, where the railroad is.

Newark, New Jersey

Russell moves to Newark, New Jersey after his father's death to live with his Uncle Allen. Russell hates the urban Newark.

Belleville, New Jersey

Belleville is a suburban town where Russell moves with his family and his Uncle Allen and Aunt Pat during the Great Depression. Russell enjoys living in Belleville.

The Saturday Evening Post

Lucy gets Russell a job selling the Saturday Evening Post when he is a young boy in Belleville. Russell is terrible at selling and hates this job.

The Walnut Boards

When Uncle Hal arrives at Uncle Allen's house, he brings with...

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