What Happened to Lani Garver Setting & Symbolism

Carol Plum-Ucci
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Indian Summer

Indian Summer is the colloquial name for unseasonably warm seasons. Indian Summers typically happen in the fall, when the weather has already begun to cool off and suddenly turns warm again. On Hackett Island, people believe that curses follow the warmth of an Indian Summer, like the autumn Claire met Lani for the first time.

Old Sweat Sock

Old Sweat Sock is the name for the whiskey drunk by most of the fishermen on Hackett Island. It earned its name because of its atrocious quality and flavor, tasting like an old, sweaty sock. This is also the whiskey Claire's mother drinks every evening to dull the pain of having a sick child.

The Fish Frat

The Fish Frat is a group of upperclassman boys at Coast Regional High School, the school Claire and her friends attend. The boys in the Fish Frat are either fishermen's sons...

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