The Abundance Of Katherines is set in Gunshot, Tennessee. Most of the story takes place in the small hick town of Gunshot. Colin and Hassan are from Windy City but stop in Tennessee only because while driving they saw a sign for a grave of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The characters react to the setting by how they act. So far I haven’t got to the part where the setting is more relevant to the story but it still makes sense and connects the setting and characters together. The setting is important because the townspeople rely on the factory that Lindsay’s great grandpa opened. It is important to Hollis because she didn’t want to shut the doors of the place that keeps Gunshot running.