The Love Affair of Nathaniel P Setting

Adelle Waldman
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Nate's apartment

Nate likes to spend a lot of time at his modest apartment, where he does his writing. He loves the small space, where there is no living room. He lives in his bedroom. The narrator describes his place as similar to "an ungroomed human body, with fetid odors seeping out from dark crevices and unruly patches of overgrowth sprouting up here and there" (41).

Hannah's bedroom

Nate never does like Hannah's bedroom where she kept a "big, freestanding wooden mirror...draped with scarves and belts and other feminine things, from which wafted all sorts of artificial floral vapors" (149). They spend a lot of time together in his bedroom, which eventually causes him to feel depressed.

Prospect Park

Many events in the novel occur at Prospect Park, described as idyllic, and compared to other parks Nate had visited, "didn't feel rickety and abandoned" (115). People went to this park with...

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