The Man Who Loved Clowns Setting & Symbolism

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Tangle Nook

Tangle Nook is the small town in Missouri where this novel is set. The town itself is not given a lot of physical description, but Delrita's impression of the people is quite clear: she believes they are all closed minded, xenophobic jerks who will make fun of her handicapped uncle as soon as they have the chance. As the novel progresses, however, Delrita learns that there is actually a strong community of Tangle Nook residents who love and nurture the handicapped.

Mulberry Lane

Mulberry Lane is the street where Delrita lives with her parents - and Punky - while they are still alive. This is also the street where Georgina and Marcus Gregory live.

Down's Syndrome

Down's Syndrome is the condition Punky was born with. Down's syndrome occurs when a baby is born with an extra chromosome that affects his appearance and his mental abilities. Most...

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