Waiting Setting & Symbolism

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Goose Village

Goose Village is a small community in rural China, where Lin was born and raised, and where his wife Shuyu and daughter Hua remain for the bulk of the story. Isolated from the political activism of the cities, the villagers retain much of their traditional customs and beliefs.

Muji City

Muji City is the city where Lin lives all but twelve days of the year while married to Shuyu, and is the site of the military hospital where he and Manna work.

Wujia Town

A small town eighteen miles west of Goose Village, Wujia Town is the county seat and setting for the court where Lin and Shuyu travel every summer for years in pursuit of a divorce, and where the county judge always denies Lin's suit.

Muji City Hospital

Muji City Hospital is a military hospital where Lin and Manna work, and a compound that...

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