Three-Martini Lunch Setting

Suzanne Rindell
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Manhattan

The majority of Three-Martini Lunch takes place in Manhattan. New York City is characterized as a place of possibility and cosmopolitan inclusivity. It is where the American Dream is achievable. However, it is also revealed as a place of hypocrisy and heightened prejudice, demonstrated through the experiences of Eden and Miles.

Harlem

This neighborhood in the north of New York is demographically known as an African American center. Miles lives in Harlem and several of the other characters visit it briefly to experience the jazz clubs it was known for.

Greenwich Village

This neighborhood, also known as ‘the Village,’ is located on the west side of southern New York City. It was the cultural center of the beat generation and is characterized as a hipster’s paradise, full of writers, artists, and intellectuals. The majority of the novel takes place in the gritty, smoky taverns, cafes, and apartments...

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