River Bodies Setting

Karen Katchur
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Delaware River

The Delaware River is crucial to the plot of River Bodies. The river is a dividing factor, both physically and spiritually. It separates New Jersey from Pennsylvania. Becca lives two lives in the beginning of the novel - one on the New Jersey side and one on the Pennsylvania side. The river might be divisive, but it - or 'she', as Parker personifies it - is also able to communicate with people when they take the time to stop and listen. The river is tempestuous at times but calm at others, reflective of the flow of life. While some characters (like John) get dragged down by the harsh undercurrent of life, others (like Becca) listen to it and are able to spiritually grow.

Columbia, New Jersey

Columbia, New Jersey is where Becca and Matt live and work. The couple live in a pristine, contemporary condo which is...

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