This is the main character in the novel and is a deeply unhappy person who continuously travels so that he is distracted and does not have to dwell on his own misery.
In the third vignette of In a Strange Room, the main character of the book is traveling in various remote areas of India with this character who has a history of mental and emotional illness.
This is the young Swiss man for whom the protagonist has a powerful attraction.
This character travels with the protagonist and others in Africa and invites the protagonist to her home in Switzerland.
This character is an older Frenchman who is traveling with a Swiss brother and sister when the protagonist meets them in Africa.
This character owns an antique shop in Tanzania and asks the protagonist to accompany him to Malawi.
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