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The Sportswriter Setting & Symbolism

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Cemetery

The book opens in a cemetery where Frank is waiting for his ex-wife on the morning of their deceased son's birthday.

Catalogs

After Ralph's death, Frank finds himself obsessed with reading and ordering products from various catalogs.

Deep Sea Fishing

Frank and the members of the Divorce Men's Club go deep sea fishing the day Walter tells Frank about his encounter with another man.

Croquet

Frank and Vicki play croquet so that Frank can put off the inevitable. Frank is afraid Vicki is about to break up with him.

Phone Booth

Frank is injured when a phone booth he is standing in is hit by a shopping cart, shattering the glass.

Suicide Note

When Walter kills himself he leaves a suicide note for Frank.

August

The August is a local bar in Haddam, where Frank often meets with the members of the Divorce Men's Club.

Police Station

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