The UnAmericans Setting

Molly Antopol
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America

The United States of America, with all its implied possibility, opportunity, and dreams, is the primary setting for many of the stories. "Quietest Man" "Duck and Cover" are set entirely in America (although "Quietest Man" does contain some flashbacks to the characters' lives in Europe - see below). Meanwhile, "The Old World" and "Retrospective" are set partially in America, that country's reputation as a "land of opportunity" playing a significant but frequently just implied role in narrative, theme, and character.

America's North East

New York City, with its history of welcoming / becoming home to significant numbers of Jews and other immigrants, is an important setting in many of the narratives. "Old World" has significant amounts of narrative action taking place there, while there are references in "Unknown Soldier" and in Duck and Cover" to the characters' origins in both the city as a whole and its large Jewish...

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