The Book of Evidence Setting & Symbolism

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Coolgrange

Coolgrange is the Montgomery family home. On the death of Montgomery's father, it falls into disrepair. Montgomery's mother says he took all of the money, and she had to sell their paintings to invest in a pony school. Coolgrange was to have been Montgomery's inheritance, but his mother leaves it instead to Joanne, who works the pony school with her.

Whitewater

Home of the Behrens family, Whitewater is the location of the robbery where Montgomery steals a painting and kidnaps the maid. Whitewater is a much finer residence than Coolgrange, and its artworks are exquisite. A Dutch painting in a salon catches Montgomery's attention, and he comes back to steal it.

Wally's Pub

Wally's is a pub in Dublin, frequented by homosexuals and actors. Wally is a homosexual with a fondness for young men. Montgomery frequents the pub when he is a student and also when he...

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