The River: A Novel Setting

Peter Heller
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Northern Canada

This is the book's overall, broad strokes setting. Northern Canada, with its rugged landscape, extensive waterways, and covering of forests is the thematically significant, nature-oriented backdrop for the novel's similarly thematic stories of outer and inner journeying.

The Lakes and River

Within the overall setting of real-world Northern Canada, the action unfolds on a fictionalized network of lakes and rivers in that particular part of the world. The water in both the lakes and the river functions as a metaphoric representation of powerful forces of nature, outer and inner, that propel the characters along their physical and inner journeys of transformation.

Wynn's Family Home

Most of the Epilogue takes place in Wynn's family home, which is referred to a couple of times earlier in the narrative. In both sets of references, Wynn's home is portrayed as warm and welcoming, a source of virtually unconditional acceptance and affection...

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