The Wanderer Setting & Symbolism

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The Wanderer

The Wanderer is the boat Sophie and her family sail to England to meet Bompie. The boat belongs to Uncle Dock, and is forty-five feet long, navy and white, with two large masts and booms that wrap around the sails. Below deck, there is sleeping room for six, a table, a bathroom, a chart table, navigation equipment, and cubbies. Sophie loves how everything aboard a ship like this has a place and a purpose. There's no room for clutter.

Kentucky

Kentucky is the state where Sophie and her family live. They live in a sleepy town by the Ohio River.

The Ohio River

The Ohio River is the only spot of water in Kentucky. Sophie doesn't understand why everyone loves this river because it doesn't have any waves or tides. There are no crabs or jellyfish, or any other exciting animals living in it, and at...

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