The Patron Saint of Liars Setting & Symbolism

Ann Patchett
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Tattoo

Son has a tattoo on his shoulder with the name of his first love, Cecilia, written in it. When Rose insistes on calling her daughter Cecilia, Son has the tattoo altered to reflect his daughter's birth date, making it appear as though the tattoo was always meant for her.

Pictures

Thomas Clinton gives Sissy pictures of her mother from before she came to Kentucky, giving Sissy a piece of her mother that she was never allowed before.

Detective Magazines

Beatrice enjoys detective magazines and she saves one particularly juicy sounding story for the day she goes into labor with her twin boys.

Dining Room

The unwed mothers all eat in the dining room at meal times. The girls who are closest to delivering their babies are allowed the best table in the room, the table originally used by the couple who built the hotel.

1965 Dodge Dart

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