The Nick Adams Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Petoskeyappears in Three Shots, Indian Camp, The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife,

Petoskey is the small town—apparently centered around agriculture—in which Nick spends his early years. It is certainly the setting of the stories contained in "The Northern Woods," but it is not clear whether his home in later stories is in the same town.

Hortons Bayappears in The Indians Moved Away, The End of Something, Three Day Blow

Hortons Bay is the setting for most of the stories in "A Soldier Home" and is close to his childhood home of Petoskey. It is here that he develops his friendships with Bill, the Ghee, and Kate.

Switzerlandappears in An Alpine Idyll, Cross-Country Snow

After getting married, Nick spends a considerable amount of time skiing with his friend George in Switzerland. Why he spends at least...

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