Eliezer - This character is a journalist who has survived the Holocaust and is riddled with guilt, filled with despair and haunted by the dead.
Kathleen - This character is the dark-haired beauty Eliezer is with the night of the accident. Like the protagonist, her struggles with guilt and shame have caused her to be incapable of happiness.
Shimon Yanai and Halina - These characters are described together because they function, in the context of the novel, as a unit. One character is the Paris representative for the Hebrew resistance movement, and the other is a woman in her thirties, thin and drawn.
The Doctor, Paul Russel - This character treats Eliezer after the accident. He is insightful enough to know that Eliezer is not like most men.
The Nurse - This character who takes care of Eliezer after the accident is a relatively insignificant figure in...
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