Lost in the City: Stories Setting & Symbolism

Edward P. Jones
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Washington D.C.appears in All Stories

All of the stories in the collection are set in urban centers in or around Washington D.C. In this collection of stories, the city is characterized as consisting of a wealthy government core with occasional rich enclaves surrounded by a massive sprawl of poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Nearly all of the residents are black, crime is frequent and pervasive, and strong family ties are difficult to maintain. Although the stories are set in Washington D.C., they would work equally well in nearly any urban center where blight is prevalent.

Pigeons appears in The Girl Who Raised Pigeons

In The Girl Who Raised Pigeons, the protagonist, Betsy Ann Morgan, establishes a coop and raises pigeons over the span of a few years. She has good success and is a dependable and devoted caregiver. One night, rats enter the coop. They kill or...

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