Thursday, October 18, 2007

Orange - Gabriel's House

"And there had been one additional attraction: the location. It was masked exactly by a sign on the highway shoulder beyond the house: Tropic of Cancer. In Gabriel's mind the Tropic ran through his place like a good metaphor. If it were good enough for the Tropic, it was good enough for Gabriel" (pg. 5).

The Tropic of Cancer refers to an imaginary line above the equator, the farthest point north where the sun can still appear directly overhead. This happens once a year at midday in June, the day Tropic Of Orange begins. 

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