Lady Oracle Setting & Symbolism

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Terremoto

Terremoto is small town outside of Rome, Italy. This is where the story begins and ends.

The Fat Lady

As a young girl, Joan saw the Fat Lady at the National Exhibition of Canada. Later the image haunts her as her former self—she is the Fat Lady.

Automatic Writing

Automatic Writing is a Spiritualist technique to commune with the dead. This is how Joan wrote Lady Oracle.

The Black Notebook

The black notebook is Fraser Buchanan’s notebook that holds all of Joan’s (and other celebrities) secrets.

Costume Gothics

Costume Gothics are the type of genre fiction that Joan writes.

Lady Oracle

Lady Oracle is the book of poems that she writes during her Automatic Writing sessions. This book makes her a famed Canadian poet overnight and is the only book that she published under her real name of Joan Foster.

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