I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This Setting & Symbolism

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Chauncey, Ohio

The story of "I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This" takes place in Chauncey, Ohio, a small town outside of Athens, Ohio.

Hocking River

The Hocking River runs through Chauncey, Ohio. Some of the returning miners who lost their factory jobs built shacks along the river because they had no other housing available to them.

Athens, Ohio

After the mines were depleted of their ore, many of the miners moved to Athens, Ohio, where they worked in factories.

Marie's House

Marie lives in Chauncey with her father who is a college professor. She has a very nice house. Lena and Dion were so impressed with her house that they said it looked like something from House & Gardens.

Lena's House

Lena lives on the poor side of town. Her and her father and sister rent an apartment in a blighted, rundown area.

Marie's School

Marie is in...

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