Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Setting

Kathleen Rooney
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Washington, D.C.

Lillian is born and raised in Washington, D.C., a place she finds oppressive and gentile. As a child, Lillian always wanted to leave her hometown, but she does not leave home until she is 25. Lillian always found her hometown to be too sleepy and Southern-influenced. In contrast, she prefers a faster-paced city: New York. She never returns home to Washington D.C. permanently.

New York City

As a child, Lillian grows up idealizing New York City, where her independent aunt Sadie lives. After she finishes college and works for a time, she moves to New York City, where she gains her independence. New York is also what gives Lillian her inspiration as a copywriter and a poet. As an adult, she still finds New York "dazzling," even though she thinks the city lacks compassion. The city is also becoming more and more dangerous as Lillian...

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