Tree of Smoke Setting

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The House in Manila

Skip and several other people are staying at a house in Manila early in the story. The house is something of a safe house and there is a great deal of description with this specific setting, as is the case with most of the settings. There is electricity and air conditioning but the electricity often fails, leaving the guests to eat by candlelight.

Damulog

This is the village where Kathy Jones is living when she and Skip meet for the first time. Kathy's husband, Timothy, dies in a nearby village. Skip arrives here to evaluate Father Carignan, a man the Colonel believes might be running guns. The village is poor and seems typical for the time and place.

The House at Cao Quyen

Cao Quyen translates to Forgotten Mountain, appropriate because Skip feels like he's been put there to be forgotten. The house has indoor...

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