The Blue Afternoon: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Kay's Designer House

Kay Fischer spends the early portion of the novel designing and building her personal dream home. She initially intended to live in the home but subsequently is forced to sell it for financial reasons. The home is purchased in a straw buy by an actress posing as a buyer. She actually buys the home for Kay's unscrupulous rival Eric Meyersen who tears the home down with plans to build a similar structure on the same lot—2265 Micheltoreno Street.

The Photograph of Hugh Paget

Annaliese Fischer has an old photograph of Hugh Paget; she tells Kay Fischer the man was her biological father, who died shortly after her birth. The photograph is fuzzy and taken from a medium distance, preventing any close scrutiny of features. Annaliese claims that all of her other photographs and documents were destroyed in a fire. Until her early 30's, Kay...

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