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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota is the primary setting for the novel. Tookie has lived here for many years. After her release from prison, she and Pollux marry and move in together. Because they have a historical relationship with the city, they are distraught when the coronavirus and George Floyd's murder disrupt their familiar streets and community.

Tookie and Pollux's House

Tookie and Pollux's house is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For the first few years of their marriage, their home is a peaceful and pleasant place. Tookie is afraid this atmosphere will change when their niece, Hetta, plans a visit. She is surprised, therefore, when Hetta arrives with a new baby and appears completely changed. Over the course of the following months, the house becomes a place of family connection and love. Though the characters are facing innumerable obstacles and traumas, they find communion and safety in their home life...

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