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The Middlesteins Setting

Jami Attenberg
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Chicago Suburbs

The story takes place in Chicago, but in reality it could be any suburban area with a Jewish community. That's because the Middlesteins are an ordinary family trying to make sense out of their lives.

Benny's and Rachelle's Backyard

Benny takes care of his family, but retreats to his backyard with Rachelle when the kids are in bed to relax and take care of himself. This is a place of peace for him. And in the end, it is the backyard where the family comes together after Edie's death.

Fast Food Restaurants

Edie goes from fast food restaurant to fast food restaurant tying to find fulfillment in the food they serve.

The Chinese Restaursnt

Here Edie finds some form of fulfillment. She uses her business and legal sense to help Kenneth and Anna manage the business side of the restaurant and here the food is made of...

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