Heaven's Prisoners Setting & Symbolism

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New Iberia

New Iberia is a city, and the parish seat, of Iberia Parish in Louisiana. A portion of the parish borders the sea along an expanse of bayou, and Dave's house is located in this wetlands area. The town was settled at the end of the 1770s and has a long and colorful history, much of which is tangentially addressed in the novel. New Iberia is the dominant setting for most of the novel and is particularly beloved by the protagonist.

Dave's House

Dave Robicheaux, the protagonist and narrator, live in a wooden house built by his father. The house is fairly well described and is well-built, sturdy, and of fair size. It is surrounded by an expansive piece of property and has been Dave's home for his entire life. Dave's house is the specific setting for most of the non-violent scenes of the novel, as well...

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