The Pecan Man Setting

Cassie Dandridge Selleck
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Mayville

Mayville is a medium-sized town in Florida. It is an archetypal old Southern town, replete with a tree-lined main street, police department, local stores (many of which are folding to larger chains), an area of town for blacks, and a struggling conscience over the issue of race long after Civil Rights. While there are good people like Ora, Chip, Clara, and Odell in the area, there are others, like Ralph, Skipper, and many on the police force, who adhere to the racial ways of old. For example, there is the County Line Bar which serves black patrons out back so white regulars inside are not upset. Additionally, Blanche knows the police will never believe her about Grace’s rape, because Grace is black, and her white rapist is the son of the police chief. Ora, however, will not abide by the town’s inherent racism, and personally intervenes...

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