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Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Kent Haruf
This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Where You Once Belonged.
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Objects/Places

Refrigerator

Jack Burdette and a group of high school boys, including Pat Arbuckle, steal a refrigerator off the back porch of a retired fisherman's house in order to have something to keep their beer cold.

Radio

Jack is kicked out of college for stealing another student's radio.

Legal Notice

Jessie has Pat print a legal notice in the newspaper that states she is not responsible for her husband's debts in uneducated and bordering on vulgar language. This notice does little to keep the townspeople from taking their anger out on Jessie.

Brown Bag of Laundry

A few months after learning Jack Burdette married Jessie, Wanda Jo returns a brown bag of laundry to him that she had washed while he was in Oklahoma meeting Jessie. The laundry has all been cut into little pieces.

Red Cadillac

Jack Burdette returns to Holt, Colorado eight years after embezzling one hundred...

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This section contains 461 words
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Purchase our Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Study Guide
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Where You Once Belonged: A Novel from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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