Whistling Past the Graveyard Setting

Susan Crandall
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Cayuga Springs

Cayuga Springs is a small, old town in Mississippi. It is where Starla lives with her grandmother. It is a very traditional Southern town, predominantly white, and with an area where blacks live. Many other blacks live outside of town as well. Cayuga Springs, though beset by racism, is a quiet and relatively peaceful place to live. The law is enforced by Sheriff Reese, who is a good but deeply flawed man that does his best to uphold the law impartially despite his racist tendencies. Evidence of this comes from the lack of violence between whites and blacks in the community, though violence is routine in other communities across the state. Porter later comes back to live in Cayuga Springs to be with Starla. Eula herself moves into Mrs. White’s house to act as a live in-assistant.

Jackson

Jackson is a city in Mississippi near the...

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