15% done with Growth of the Soil

Like Confederacy of Dunces, this book too describes very little, we let the actions of the characters describe them. And how do we feel about Inger now? We can empathize with her but hasn’t she managed well despite her here lip?

So it’s at least the 19th century since they mention a train, but up till then it could have been any time in the past 2000 years.