Thirteen Ways of Looking Setting

Colum McCann
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New York City

New York City is the main setting of "Thirteen Ways of Looking." The city is home to the vast majority of the story's characters. However, the city of the story is not the New York that Peter Mendelssohn remembers. According to Peter, the story's New York City has become far too fast paced and hectic. Through Peter's narration readers learn the New York is a diverse city who elected him to the Supreme Court because he was a Liberal Jewish man.

Dublin

Dublin, Ireland is the one-time home of many of the collection's characters. Peter, Eileen, Rebecca, Tomas, and Beverly all lived in Dublin at some point. The city symbolizes the home-place of these characters.

Galway

Galway, Ireland is the main setting of the story "“Sh’Khol.” Rebecca and Tomas moved to Galway after Rebecca separated from her husband. It is a shore town, which is...

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