The Names Setting & Symbolism

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Athens

Athens is the location of James Axton's apartment and the home of most of his colleagues. It is a city riddled with popular unrest, mainly led by students. Athens represents James's life separate from his family; it's night are spent in restaurants with friends.

Kouros

Kouros is an island in Greece. It is the location of Owen Brademas's archeological dig. Kouros is known as a dull convocation of villages that do not attract tourists. The first ritual murder of the novel happens on Kouros.

The Mani

The Mani are a group of large hills (tits, as Owen describes them) in the south of Greece. James and later Volterra travel there because the cult is said to be planning a murder there.

The Thar Desert

The Thar Desert is located in the northwest of India, near the border with Pakistan. Owen Brademas is led into this desert from...

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