The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Setting

Dinaw Mengestu
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Logan's Circle

This is the area of Washington D.C. that is comprised mostly of old dilapidated mansions from around the turn of the century. They have now all been turned into apartment complexes. There are a few townhomes that have not been converted, and it is one of those that Judith purchases.

Unfortunately, Judith's purchase is just the beginning of a urban renewal that will see many of the poorer residents of the community having to move elsewhere. This sets the tone for the conflict that resonates in the area.

Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. is the area where Logan Circle is. Ironically, the statues and monuments to freedom and the American Dream are wasted on Ken, Joe, and Sepha, as they have little meaning to them.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is where Sepha Stephanos is originally from. He fled the country during the uprising and because he feared...

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