Ironweed Setting & Symbolism

William Kennedy
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Annie's House

Francis' marital home in Albany. When he returns after twenty-two years, he finds his wife and children living there, still awaiting his return.

Chadwick Park

The baseball stadium in Albany, New York, where Francis played to an appreciative crowd in better days.

Jack and Clara's Apartment

The home of Jack and Clara, two social misfits on the edge of homelessness themselves. Jack and Clara occasionally take in vagrants like Helen and Francis in exchange for sexual favors.

Palombo's Hotel

The seedy dive which is the closest thing to a home that Francis and Helen have. When money allows them to rent a room, they always request the same room. Helen's goal throughout the final two days of her life is to return "home" to the Palombo with Francis. Sadly in the end she returns alone, and dies alone, in the room they had so often shared...

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