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November 2, 2012
Q. CAN YOU CITE A WORK OF FICTION WHERE THE SETTING PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE?

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The novel Moby-Dick benefits somewhat from its subplot setting, the Pequod, which plies the ocean blue, though the star of the show is Nantucket Island, a jaunty New England vacation paradise thatís home to an unforgettable cast of small business owners, a "crabby" clergyman, and an unconventional gumshoe named Ishmael.†If you haven't read Moby-Dick, dedicated to famous lobsterman Nathaniel Hawthorne, do yourself a fav-arr and "walk the plank" to your local library, or there's probably a copy floating around online.†