Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story Setting & Symbolism

Alexander Shulgin
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The Farm

This is where Shura and (later) Alice live and is Shura's boyhood home. It is also where Shura has his laboratory and many of Shura's research group experiments are held.

University of California at Berkeley

This is where Shura receives his PhD in biochemistry and later teaches a class in toxicology.

University of California Medical Center

This is where Alice works most of her life until she marries Shura and moves to the farm.

Germany

Ursula and Dolph Biehls live in Germany, but Ursula is constantly telling Shura she plans to move to California.

Tennessee

Shura takes a large dose of 2C-E in Tennessee shortly after the death of his first wife Helen. The experience is powerful and somewhat frightening.

Dole Chemical Company

This is Shura's employer from the time he receives his PhD until the mid 1960s. It is also where Shura invents many psychedelics...

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