Paradise Setting & Symbolism

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The Convent

A mission building that was home to a Catholic school for Indian girls and that was the scene of the confrontation between the women who lived there and the men of Ruby.

Ruby

The name given the town in Oklahoma where the Morgan twins and others go to start a new life.

Paterson

Where Mavis Albright's mother lives and where she goes immediately after leaving home.

Newark

Where Mavis has the Cadillac painted.

Demby

A town near Ruby where most of the people of Ruby shop.

Wichita

Where Seneca goes to ask Eddie's mother for money for his lawyer fees.

Langston, Oklahoma

Where Arnette goes to college.

Portugal

Where Connie is living when she is picked up by the nuns.

Christ the King School for Native Girls

The original name of the Convent.

Morgan Savings and Loan

The bank owned by the Morgan twins.

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