Telegraph Avenue Setting & Symbolism

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Bit O' Honey Lounge

THe Bit O'Honey Lounge is where Chan Flowers shoots Popcorn Hughes while wearing the children's Batman glove.

Kung fu

Kung fu serves as a motif of the novel. All of the characters are touched by kung fu somehow being in their lives.

Brokeland Records

Brokeland Records is the nostalgic vinyl record store that is co-owned by Nat Jaffe and Archy Stallings.

Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue is the city in Oakland, California where Brokeland Records is located.

Oakland

The novel is in Oakland, California.

Berkley

Berkley and its gentrification is encroaching on the character of the businesses in Oakland.

Race

Race is a major theme in the novel Telegraph Avenue.

Midwifery

Midwifery is practiced by Gwen Shanks and Aviva Jaffe. I

Batman glove

The Batman glove is worn by Chan Flowers during a murder in 1973. Chan is later blackmailed by Luther Stallings — who has...

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