The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Flagstaff, Arizona, appears in All the Way in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona is the current location of the narrator, as he sits at St. Paul's Church and remembers his family picnic on Long Island before he became estranged from them.

Thunderbird, appears in A Vintage Thunderbird

This is an old-fashioned car that is considered cool by many collectors; here, the car belongs to Karen.

Tusend Hjem, appears in Talk of Heroes

This is a Norwegian cultural appreciation group.

Chopin, appears in Chopin in Winter

This is a composer whose works Marcy, the pregnant later, plays throughout the story.

Rock Springs, appears in Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming, is a small town where the protagonist must stop because his car is no longer working.

Antelope County, appears in Wickedness

This is the county in Nebraska where the schoolteacher tries to protect her children from the blizzard, but fails.

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