Locations and Settings in Jorgensen's Thriller,

Finding Max

The locations and settings for any work of fiction define that work of fiction in ways that nothing else can. The locations the author chooses for his or her tale set the stage for the action, locate the action in a specific place and time and also set the boundaries for that action that is to take place. For example, in the scene where Max is running through the city after having been cornered by Quinn in the alley, if Max suddenly begins to run through Brooklyn instead of Manhattan where Quinn cornered him, well, it isn't going to make much sense, is it? That is what I mean when I say that the locations chosen by the author define and set boundaries for the action to take place.

In Finding Max, I have chosen to direct the action from three primary locations -- four if you include Auntie's and Uncle's home. You can read about these three locations on the website here. They are Stuyvesant Town (where I used to go to visit a friend who lived there), the Bowery Mission (which I have never frequented but have often walked by) and, of course, the Worth St. subway station (which I have only seen photos of).