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State of Wonder Setting & Symbolism

Ann Patchett
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Eden Prairie, Minnesota is the home of Anders Eckman and Marina Singh.

Amazon jungle

The Amazonian jungle is the location where Dr. Annick Swenson and her staff are developing fertility drugs and a drug to inoculate against malaria.

Vogel

Vogel is the pharmaceutical company that Marina Singh and Anders Eckman work for.

Malaria

Malaria is a disease common in the jungle and one which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year. Dr. Swenson and her staff have found an inoculation against malaria as they studied fertility among the Lakashi tribe.

Martins

The 'Martins' are the trees whose bark extends the fertility cycle of the Lakashi women.

Martinets

The 'Martinets' are the small purple moths that ingests the liquid from the Martins and secrete back onto the tree bark, laying its eggs once a year into the tree. These factors combine to seemingly create an...

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