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.
James Piper - This character is savvy, abusive, and attracted to young girls, an obsession that shapes the entire novel.
Materia Mahmoud Piper - This character marries at the age of thirteen, struggles with depression, dies with her head in the oven, but is still given a proper Catholic funeral.
Kathleen Piper - This talented singer moves to New York to pursue a singing career, where she has a homosexual affair. She is brought back to Canada where she dies.
Mercedes Piper - This character becomes a homemaker and child care...
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