The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Setting & Symbolism

Catherynne M. Valente
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Omaha, Nebraska

This is the town where September makes her home in the human world. Given that the book is so clearly modeled on "The Wizard of Oz", it's interesting to note that Nebraska and Kansas are geographic neighbors and similar climatically. In other words, parallels between the two stories are reinforced by the fact that their respective heroines come from similar places.

Westerly

Westerly is the town on the outskirts of Fairyland where The Green Wind lives. It's in Westerly that September goes through the procedures that result in her being admitted to Fairyland.

Fairyland

Fairyland is, in this novel at least, a magical island surrounded by The Perverse and Perilous Sea, and governed by the tyrannical girl-ruler, The Marquess. It is linked to the human world by a mechanism of iron gears, which The Marquess is determined that September should destroy, in order to end all...

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