Open City Setting & Symbolism

Teju Cole
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Internet Radio

When the novel opens, Julius is listening to Internet radio. One of the habits Julius has taken up is listening to radio stations on the Internet that are broadcasting from different countries. Julius learns to appreciate new and classical music by listening to the foreign stations.

New York City

The primary setting of the novel is New York City. It is the streets of New York City that Julius walks and explores to distress. It's on these same streets in NYC that Julius runs into various types of people, of different cultures, different ethnic groups and different socio-economic statuses. Julius remains living and working in New York City when he completes his residency.

Brussels

Julius decides to use his four weeks of vacation in December. He flies to Brussels. Brussels is where his mother and grandmothers escaped Germany from the war. He also has a sexual...

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