The Magician's Assistant Setting & Symbolism

Ann Patchett
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Alliance, Nebraska

Alliance, Nebraska is the town where Parsifal is born and where Sabine visits after his death to learn the truth of his past.

Nebraska Boys Reformatory

Parsifal is sent to the Nebraska Boys Reformatory at age fifteen after accidentally killing his father.

Los Angeles, California

After his release from the Nebraska Boys Reformatory, Parsifal moves to Los Angeles where he lives with Phan and Sabine. Parsifal's family visits Los Angeles after his death.

Parsifal's Last Dream

On the day of his death, Parsifal dreams that he is with Phan. He tells Sabine about his dream when he wakes up.

Sabine's Dreams

Throughout the novel, Sabine frequently dreams that Phan visits her as she is discovering the truth of Parsifal's past.

Cedars Sinai Hospital

Parsifal dies on the MRI table at Cedars Sinai Hospital after suffering a brain aneurism.

Guy Fetters

Guy Fetters is Parsifal's birth name...

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