The Shore Setting

Sara Taylor
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Chloe's house

Chloe's family lives in a small house with "one room downstairs and two rooms upstairs and a porch for each" (23). It is surrounded by cornfields and the driveway leading up to it is lined with oyster shells. It is on the edge of the marsh on the property of the Lumsdens, their landlords. When Chloe lives there, the house is badly in need of repairs, filled with defective secondhand furniture, and has no electricity. Tamara later uses the same building as a place of refuge after the plague strikes: it is where she dwells with her boyfriend Willie, and where she gives birth.

Mark and Letty's barn

Mark's family's barn is where he and Letty played together as children. As adults, they meet for trysts in the hayloft of this barn, which is where their daughter is conceived. Letty later tries to hang herself in the barn...

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