What Is the What Setting & Symbolism

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Atlanta

Valentino lives in Atlanta

Valentino's Apartment

Valentino lives in a small apartment in Atlanta with his friend Achor Achor. The book begins with a robbery taking place in the apartment.

Sudan

Valentino is Sudanese and with the other Lost Boys he walks through Sudan to Ethiopia.

Mariel Bai

Mariel Bai is Valentino's home town in Sudan. It is completely destroyed.

Ethiopia

The Lost Boys walk to Ethiopia, which they are told offers them a much better life.

Pinyudo

The refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Kenya

Valentino walks from Ethiopia to Kenya.

Kakuma

The refugee camp in Kenya

Nairobi

Valentino visits some volunteers in Nairobi and experiences modern comfort for the first time.

America

Valentina and other Lost Boys travel to different parts of America to find work and hopefully complete a college education.

Century Club

The gym in Atlanta where Valentino work.

The Hospital

Valentino goes to a...

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