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A Personal Matter Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Bird - He is the novel's central character and narration describes him with a beakish face, rounded belly and croaky voice.

Himiko - Shr is Bird's former girlfriend, the young woman with whom he had his first sexual experience and to whom he turns in his desperation to escape the demanding influences of his life.

Bird's Baby - This character is officially unnamed until the narrative's final moments and has a portion of his brain outside his body.

Bird's Wife - She is unnamed throughout the narrative and is referred to...

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