What's Bred in the Bone Setting & Symbolism

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Blairlogie

Blairlogie is the small town in Ontario, Canada where Francis is born and grows up. The town is made up mostly of Polish, French and Scottish people. Blairlogie is a significant place because it epitomizes the theme of social constructs with its the varying ethnic and religious structures. Francis spends his childhood there, so in many ways, Blairlogie is bred in Francis' bones. Although Francis lives in other towns through his life, no other town plays as influential a role (on its own) as Blairlogie does in Francis' life.

The Recording Angel

At the beginning of the novel, mention is made of the Recording Angel. He is described as a bookkeeper, an Angel of Mercy and the Master of Muses. He has a staff, and one of his staff members is the Angel of Biography, The Lesser Zadkiel, who plays an important role in the telling of...

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