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Erewhon Mall

Utopia Pkwy & 188 St & Bagley Av

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Erewhon Mall takes its name from the satirical novel Erewhon, written by British novelist Samuel Butler (1835-1902). Erewhon, an anagram for “nowhere,” tells the story of a fictional country near New Zealand where it is a crime to become physically ill, yet conventional criminal activity and immoral behavior are considered medically treatable. The novel, written in 1872, was one of only two novels written by Butler that were popular in his lifetime, the other being Erewhon, Revisited, published in 1901.

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