This character is a seven-year-old Jewish boy in Poland during World War II.
This character is an admirer of Holocaust poet Jakob Beer.
Athanasios (Athos) Roussos
A geologist born in Odessa, Ukraine, into a commercial Greek family.
Jakob Beer's childhood friend in Biskupin, Poland.
This character is at an early age a serious and accomplished pianist.
Alexandra Gillian Dodson (Alex née McClean) Beer
A devotee of classical music and a master of word play.
This character is proud of her Russian and Spanish Jewish heritage and is a voluptuous scholar.
A merchant on Zakynthos Island who supplies Athanasios (Athos) Roussos and his ward, Jakob Beer with essentials during World War II.
Kostas and Daphne Mitsialis
A professor and his wife who live in Athens, and who, before World War II, shares an office with Athos.
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