Town: Bon Temps, La. Local hangouts: Merlotte's bar. The local police station. Sookie's house. Take a short drive to Shreveport to hang at Fangtasia. Neighbors to know: Bon Temps attracts some peculiar folks. There's telepath Sookie Stackhouse, resident vamp Bill Compton and shape-shifter Sam Merlotte. Of course, the town's mystical misfits often get visitors. Including Fangtasia's vampire owner Eric Northman and his blood-sucking bar manager Pam. Cousins Tara Thornton and Lafayette Reynolds and Sookie's brother Jason set the bar for normalcy, but for how long? Town history: Many of Bon Temps' residents can trace their family history back to the Civil War, including their new neighbor Bill Compton, who fought in the war and knew many of their ancestors. In recent years, the small town has undergone a violent makeover, including a string of murders by a vamp-hater, after the international revelation that the undead were in fact real.
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