Praisesong for the Widow Setting & Symbolism

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Carriacau

The island on which the Beg Pardon and attendant celebratory season takes place.

Caribbean Islands

The islands through which the friends were cruising, and the home of the excursion island.

Cruise Ship

The place where Avey had the initial urge to break away from the falsity of her identity with her friends and get back to her own world.

Harlem, Halsey Street

The neighborhood in which Jay and Avey lived their early married life, happy in love, having their children, dancing in their living room in the evenings, and also the place so filled with the desperation of poverty that it drove Avey to a distracting suspicion that Jay was being unfaithful, driving him to throw himself into a heart-killing pace of work.

White Plains

The more affluent town to which the Johnson's moved when Jay was finally able to establish himself as a businessman.

Tatem Island

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