This character delivers many of the novel’s key themes and messages. She is a world traveler and has always felt compelled to keep moving. This character enjoys spending time alone and cannot fathom people who do not value their solitude.
This recurring character goes on vacation with his wife and young son to an island in the tropics. While there, this character's wife and son go missing for a total of three days. When this character finally finds his family after a frantic search during which he receives no help, his wife's explanation is so unsatisfying to this character that he simply cannot accept it.
This character is a professor of anatomy, though he had started out with the intention of going into medicine. He loves the structure and order inherent in the human body, with "the organs placed perfectly in relation to one...
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