The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

David Wroblewski
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The Sawtelle Family Farm

Located in northern Wisconsin, the Sawtelle Family Farm is the piece of property purchased by Edgar's grandfather in 1919. It is a strange piece of land, so lonely that the previous owner was compelled to sell it. The Sawtelle Family Farm is where the Sawtelle breed of dogs was created and raised for almost three generations. It is where Gar Sawtelle and Doctor Papineau are murdered, where Edgar is born, raised, and killed, where Claude dies and where Glen Papineau is blinded by quicklime.

Northern Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin is where the Sawtelle Family Farm and the Chequamegon Forest are located, below the border of Canada. It is the landscape in which Edgar Sawtelle's story is told.

Canada

Home of the Starchild Colony, Canada lies north of Wisconsin. Canada is originally Edgar's destination before Edgar decides to return to his family's farm.

Chequamegon

Chequamegon is a...

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