Are You in the House Alone? Setting & Symbolism

Richard Peck
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Pastorini's Cottage

This cottage is an empty shack that has been in the family for years. The cottage is located on Powdermill Lake, and Steve's father uses the shack when he fishes at the lake in the summertime. Steve and Gail use this cottage as a rendezvous point, a place where they thought they were alone.

Powdermill Lake

The Pastorini cottage was located on the edge of Powdermill Lake, which was outside of Oldfield Village.

Big Stand of Rock

Located just above the Pastorini cottage, a big stand of rock stood. The top of it was "as flat as a table" (p. 10) and smooth from the weather's effects. On clear nights, Steve and Gail would walk up to this spot to sit quietly together and watch the stars.

The "Pill"

In the first chapter, Steve tries to ask Gail if she is still taking birth control...

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