Stone Mattress: Nine Tales Setting

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Canada

Canada is northernmost North American nation in the Western Hemisphere. Situated above the United States of America geographically, Canada serves as the main setting for most of the stories in the novel. Many of the stories, such as “Alphinland”, “Dark Lady”, “I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth”, “The Dead Hand Lvoes You”, and “Torching the Dusties” occur in unnamed places in Canada. Other stories are given actual locations, such as “The Freeze-Dried Groom” which occurs in Mississauga, a neighboring city to Toronto, or “Stone Mattress” which occurs north of the Canadian Arctic Circle.

Canadian Arctic

The Canadian Arctic provides the setting for the eponymous short story “Stone Mattress”. The Canadian Arctic is a place that tourists seek out for its history, culture, and natural beauty. Wilma and Bob both board the ship Resolute II in order to take the vacation. The ship brings them around...

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