We Need New Names Setting

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Paradise

The novel takes place in Paradise in Africa and then in Michigan during the 21st century. The main characters are involved in the daily life of living and growing up with the governmental problems in their country that adversely effects their quality of life.

The setting of this novel works well with the plot. At first, the reader is not aware the direction that the lives of the characters take. However, as events unfold, the new life that lies ahead is a constant part of the plot, the lives of the characters and even the outcome of the novel.

Michigan

Since the civil unrest is so prevalent in Paradise, Darling is sent to live with her aunt in Michigan. Before she arrives in Michigan, Darling pictures a certain way that American life will be. After arriving, she learns that America is quite different than that picture.

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