Example 2. Launching the quest through setting

Launching thru Setting

Exercise: Read the opening to Christine Stark’s essay above about searching for home across the USA as an indigenous woman. How does she use numbers to show how details are burned (literally) into memory and lists to evoke her travels and losses? How does she map her slow return across the landscape as if it were a body? She gives us the precise coordinates for her physical location, but what else is she suggesting comprises the setting of home?