The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Setting & Symbolism

JT LeRoy
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Leather Beltsappears in Stories 2 and 4

The men who beat Jeremiah use leather belts that inflict great pain and cause serious tissue damage.

Vehiclesappears in All Stories

Jeremiah and Sarah spend a great deal of their time in cars, vans, and trucks. Sarah often makes off with her men's vehicles.

Trailer Housesappears in Stories 6 and 10

Most of Sarah's men live in small trailer houses, a strong symbol of transience.

Coalappears in Story 7: Coal

When Sarah becomes paranoid, she fears that coal will destroy the world.

Pringles and Ginger Aleappears in Story 7: Coal

A part of Sarah's paranoia is that all food is poison except Pringles and Canadian Club Ginger Ale.

Strip Clubappears in Story 5: Lizards

Sara spends part of her time working at a strip club.

West Virginiaappears in Story 7: Coal

While Jeremiah and Sara are in West Virginia, a methamphetamine lab in the basement of a shack explodes...

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