Raised in Captivity Setting

Chuck Klosterman
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Oklahoma town in "Execute Again"

The narrator of "Execute Again" is being interviewed about his high school football team, and their coach's unorthodox style of play. He explains that he lived in a small Oklahoma town that was not even listed on most maps. "There wasn't a single stoplight," he explains, "There was no newspaper. There was no news. We all just show up for the first day of football practice, and Lovelace is the man waiting in the equipment room" (13-14). The setting is significant because it was not a town known for its football team, or for anything at all, but Lovelace's play resulted in a winning streak that put them on the map (perhaps literally).

Campus in "Toxic Actuality"

"Toxic Actuality" takes place on a college campus where Benjamin, a professor, complains about being reprimanded by the administration to his colleague, Geoffrey. The story begins, "They...

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