The Lola Quartet Symbols & Objects

Emily St. John Mandel
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Heat

Throughout the novel oppressive heat is emphasized around Gavin, with multiple references to heatstroke. It symbolizes how Gavin’s inquiry into Anna and Chloe is as much a treat to their safety as the heat is to Gavin’s.

Pythons

The pythons are thought to be a result of pets being released and storm surges bringing the reptiles further inland. The python represents Gavin and how his arrival is a perceived threat to the people around him.

Photograph

The photograph of Chloe symbolizes how her birth has affected each member of the quartet. For Gavin, it represents what he’s lost by not knowing about his daughter; for Daniel, it represents the family he feels obligated to protect; for Sasha, the photograph represents the family she must leave behind; and for Jack, it represents what he’s lost to his addictions.

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