Sex and Rage Setting

Babitz, Eve
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Los Angeles

By most characters in the novel, Los Angeles is not believed to be the kind of place that can actually be a person's hometown. Yet, of course, L.A. is Jacaranda's hometown, a fact that surprises nearly everyone she meets. Los Angeles, and California more generally, is described as a place that is more easygoing and, simultaneously, all about appearances. People in L.A., especially actors and the wealthy, want opportunities to see and be seen, as well as to be entertained and feel powerful. In contrast with New York, L.A. is seen as less serious, and ultimately vacuous place. Jacaranda, however, particularly values her hometown's proximity to the sea.

The Ocean

The ocean is a place of consistency, while the rest of the world is chaotic. Jacaranda grows up viewing the ocean as a religion, a cohering force that helps her stick to her principles...

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