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Plainsong Setting & Symbolism

Kent Haruf
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Holt, Colorado

This small town on the high plains of eastern Colorado is the setting for much of the novel.

Denver, Colorado

Ella Guthrie leaves Holt to live with her sister in this large city. For a brief while Victoria Roubideaux lives with her boyfriend Dwayne.

Railroad Street

This is a street that runs parallel to the railroad tracks, and it is the street that runs nearest Guthrie's house.

Holt Café

This is where Victoria works every weekday after school as a dishwasher until she moves in with the McPheron brothers.

Phillips, Colorado

This is the nearest town to Holt that has a department store. It is where Victoria Roubideaux and the McPheron brothers go to buy a baby crib.

Gas and Go

This is a convenience store in Holt. Victoria Roubideaux sometimes buys lunch here and sometimes uses a pay telephone.

The Chute Bar and Grill

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