The Cat Who Turned on and Off Setting & Symbolism

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Junktown

This is the name of the apparently run-down section of an unnamed "Midwestern community" that Qwilleran first passes through, then investigates and moves into.

The Daily Fluxion

This is the small town newspaper where Qwilleran works as a writer of features. While he resents what he feels as a comedown in job prestige, over the course of the narrative he finds himself becoming more comfortable.

The Blue Dragon Antique Shop, The Junkery, Three Weird Siste

These are the more narratively significant junk and antique stores in Junktown. Mary Duckworth owns The Blue Dragon and it is the place where Qwilleran finds and eventually purchases the Mackintosh Coat of Arms. The Junkery is owned and run by Iris and C.C. Cobb. It is in the same building as the apartment into which Qwilleran eventually moves and is the source for much of his furniture.

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