The Mezzanine: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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The Mezzanine

Generally, a mid-level floor in a building, the mezzanine is the mid-level office floor where Howie works.

The Escalator

There is an escalator to the mezzanine from the entrance of Howie's office building. Reflections on the escalator are a major source of material for the book.

Howie's Office

Howie's work office is where his shoelace breaks.

Tina's Office

The secretary's office where Howie signs out for lunch and speaks briefly to Tina, partly about his shoelace and partly about Ray, the maintenance man.

The CVS

The pharmacy and convenience store where Howie buys shoelaces.

The Men's Bathroom

The bathroom on the mezzanine where Howie has trouble urinating and picks up a tune to whistle.

Howie's Apartment

The apartment where he and L live.

The Plaza

The area outside of Howie's office building where he reads and eats lunch.

Shoelaces

Howie's shoelaces break within twenty-four hours of...

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