Kinston|Horace's New Town in Sanctuary (Location)

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Kinston
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Kinston - which is referred to simply as a "new town" when Horace moves there with Belle and her daughter Little Belle at the end of Flags in the Dust - is located in the Delta region of Mississippi. At the beginning of Sanctuary Horace is in flight from this place, which he calls "flat and rich and foul" (15); he seeks to go home again to Oxford, where he can find "a hill to lie on for a while" (15). But his quest ends by returning him to Kinston, where the adjective "new" still fits the environment: Horace's "house is new" and the trees "he had set out, still new" (299) and Horace himself still feels out of place.

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