The Orchard Keeper Setting & Symbolism

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Red Branch

Red Branch, Tennessee is a small mountain town near Knoxville.

Knoxville

Knoxville is the closest major city to Red Branch.

Atlanta

As the story opens, Kenneth Rattner is trying to get through Atlanta to Knoxville.

The Green Fly Inn

The Green Fly Inn is a rickety bar located on the outskirts of town. Kenneth Rattner finds twenty-six dollars on the bodies of the men who died or were knocked unconscious when the porch collapsed. It burns down a few years later.

Mr. Eller's Shop

Mr. Eller's shop is the social center for Red Branch.

The Peach Pit

Sylder dumps Kenneth Rattner's body in a peach pit on Ownby's property. Ownby turns it into a kind of shrine and crypt.

The Government Tank

Arthur Ownby is arrested for defacing a government tank on his property. It represents the government's intrusion into one's personal life.

Harrykin

When Arthur...

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