Where is Kira when the story opens?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The protagonist, Kira, who has a disability, is recently orphaned and must learn to survive in a society which normally leaves the weak or disabled exposed to die. The society she lives in greatly contrasts the pervious novel of a great utopia (with many problems of course). She resides in a village I belive to be set in the future which, however, has maintained a rural (maybe dystopian) type of living.
So to answer your question, Kira is in the Field of Leaving, saying goodbye to her mother.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial