Ruby Setting

Cynthia Bond
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Liberty

Liberty Township is a small, rural, and impoverished all-black town in East Texas under the jurisdiction of white-led law enforcement. Liberty is the hometown of Ephram, Ruby, and the myriad of characters who populate the novel. Liberty is home to several stores, including the P&K and Bloom’s Juke. Liberty’s people profess to be Christian, but most engage in gossip and mockery. By night, many of these people engage in black magic and voodoo. The town has a long history of sexual abuse and rape of children. The town’s name itself is ironic. There is no liberty or freedom in Liberty. Between the ties of the past and the corrupt present nature of the people in town, individuals like Ruby and Ephram are trapped in Liberty.

Marion Lake

Marion Lake is a beautiful lake near the town of Liberty in East Texas. It is popular...

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