John Crow's Devil Setting

Marlon James
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Gibbeah

Gibbeah is the village where most of the action of this novel takes place. The village was established as a home for former slaves when slavery was abolished. There are two main roads in the village – Brillo Road that ran longways and Hanover Road that crossed near one end. Most of the land is owned by Aloysius Garvey. Garvey tries to change the name to Garveyville, but no one cooperates. The village is literally surrounded by a river so that it seems to be an island with only one bridge linking it to the outside world.

The Church

The church is a building where Pastor Bligh leads worship services until Apostle York's arrival. The building seems typical of a small country church. It has a steeple, a sanctuary for services, an office, and a room upstairs where Lucinda lives after her house is damaged by fire. The church...

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