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.
The Narrator - He starts out the novel as a young boy enraptured with his grandmother's stories about her homeland, France.
Charlotte Lemonnier - She is the narrator's grandmother, and the main storyteller of the novel.
Avdotia - She is the milkmaid in Saranza.
Beria - He is the Russian leader who stalked young women walking down the street in his black car.
The Narrator's Sister - She is a nameless, faceless girl who is also present at Charlotte's home during the summers in Russia.
Pashka - He is the only friend the...
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