Sarah Canary Setting

Karen Joy Fowler
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Washington Territories

Almost the entirety of the novel transpires in the Washington Territories in 1873. The woods are thick with trees. There are creeks and river beds leading to the ocean. It is near what is present-day Seattle. It is where Chin first encounters Sarah and where Chin, B.J., and Purdy go to rent a canoe from Sam.

Steilacoom Asylum

The asylum is where Sarah gets her name. It is an insane asylum where Dr. Carr and B.J., a patient, discuss other patients and Freudian-like analysis. After Sarah is attacked by a warden, she flees the asylum, followed by Chin and B.J. It is a cold, dank facility.

Bay View Hotel

The Bay View Hotel is where Harold and Sarah are staying at the same time as Adelaide. The two women meet after Adelaide interrupts Harold’s assault on Sarah. The hotel has a saloon on the...

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