The Pale King Setting & Symbolism

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IRS

The IRS or Internal Revenue Service is a branch of the United States Federal Government charged with implementing tax law and the tax code. Their primary function is monetary revenue generation to fund the government. The complex system of IRS processing and several IRS locations are the main texture and setting of the novel.

REC

Two Regional Examination Centers or RECs are presented in the novel. One REC is in Rome and one is in Peoria. The Peoria REC is the primary setting of the novel. The REC there comprises several large buildings and is an extensive campus. It appears to be a very typical Federal government installation.

Return

Every year each income-earning resident of the United States is required by law to file a tax return. The novel does not consider who or what has to file what type of return, but instead focuses almost entirely...

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