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IQ: A Novel Setting

Joe Ide
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East Long Beach

East Long Beach is where almost all of the action in the novel takes place. Isaiah grows up in Long Beach, and he lives there long after his brother dies and he starts his life as a detective. It is portrayed as a region high in crime and gang activity. It is also a place that is consumed with the idea of celebrity and wealth. The combination combines to create a perfect-storm where almost all of the characters are lured into immorality to gain some financial advantage.

Marcus's Apartment

After Isaiah's parents die, Marcus becomes his legal guardian, and the two brothers share the apartment. Marcus takes good care of Isaiah, and he is always singing in the bathroom. It is a place of love and happiness. After Marcus dies, Isaiah is terrified of losing the apartment because he feels as if it is his only...

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