My Year of Meats Setting & Symbolism

Ruth Ozeki
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Faxes from Jane

Jane communicates with the producers in Japan through faxes. Akiko finds one of these faxes after he leaves it in a suit pocket. Akiko uses the found fax to begin her own correspondence with Jane.

Feedlot Footage

Jane takes footage the My American Wife! crew shot at the Dunn feedlot to create a small documentary. The footage is eventually sold in entirety and in pieces to media outlets all over the world after Gale Dunn admits to the illegal use of DES.

Dyann's Articles

Dyann sends Jane many articles she wrote about the beef industry when she was pregnant and researching the best diets for herself, Lara, and their unborn children. Jane uses these articles to focus her research into the practices of the American meat industry.

Pillow Book

Shonagon, a writer in 900 Japan, wrote a book she called the Pillow Book. Jane was a...

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