Riddley Walker Setting & Symbolism

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Inland

Inland is the setting of Riddley Walker. "Inland" is a futuristic England, 2,000 years in the future after a nuclear war destroyed civilization as we know it.

The Bernt Arse Pack

The Bernt Arse Pack are a great pack of wild dogs which appear throughout the novel, first when Riddley kills the boar and second when Riddley kills the pack leader. Later in the novel, Riddley comes to befriend the wild dogs and travels with them and his companion Lissener.

The Eusa Story

The Eusa Story is the backdrop of the folklore and mythology of Riddley's people in Inland. The mythology of Eusa was likely derived from the Cathedral of St. Eustice, which was Hoban's inspiration for the novel.

Bad Time

Bad Time refers to the period in history when the atomic disaster took place. During Bad Time, humans, animals and plants were largely wiped out by plagues...

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