After It all came crashing down, the old world of the 20th century imean, after it all came crashing down the ones that survived were forced to realize that they had been living in a new golden age. They were'nt anymore. If the world was getting smaller because of jet travle the internets and cheap gasoline, the world was right back to being big again, huge really. Cities were states again and states were just continents with cities on them. The cities were filled with the fortunate few who were still wealthy. Nobody outside of those gilded circles knew what went on in there and the suburbs were populated by the poor slobbs that cleaned up after them. The hinterlands outside of the population centers were wastelands of superstition and violence, subsisting on dribbles of petroleum and homemade wind and solar generators.
This is where Gunk and Abby lived.