This character in the novel was also a real historical person. He died at the age of 11 from typhoid fever and serves as the main catalyst for the action in the novel.
This character was formerly a printer in middle age. Before his death, which came by a falling ceiling fan, he had married a much-younger woman.
Roger Bevins III
This character worked as a clerk in a bakery. He committed suicide after being rebuffed by a male lover.
Reverend Everly Thomas
This character serves as a moral compass for those inhabiting the bardo. Unlike the other characters in the bardo, he realizes that he is dead.
This character in the novel is a real historical individual who served as the 16th President of the United States. In the novel, he struggles with the grief of his lost son.
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