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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The story is set in a forest " on the eastern spurs of the Karpathians." It is winter, and night time. We aren't given a date when the story is set, but the tensions and technologies suggest late 19th to early 20th century.

RyanAnayaMc | Student

1936 during the Great Depression in Flint, Michigan in a cold climate around winter.

anne1033 | Student

"the interlopers" takes place in the Carpathian Mountains in southeast Europe, probably in the early 1900s.

kristinbyrd04 | Student

Flint, Michigan in 1936

rmzivanov | Student

You should remember that the setting of any story is the time it occurs, and the place it happens.  When and Where.

In this book, the time is the Great Depression, and the place changes, but it is primarily Chicago, and the Midwest.  Isn't it?  Or is it the lower pennisula of Michigan? :>

asman317 | Student

Michigan during the Great Depression

blueyedbeauty | Student

The setting is in Flint, Michigan in the USA during the great Deprsion or the 1930's