Ben - This character works for the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and is not well-liked by most other characters in this novel for being pushy, rude, and ignorant.
Mohammed ben Massud - This character is a servant, doing both housework for various families and clerical work in the crystal shop.
Carla - This character is a foreigner in Tripoli who struggles to fit in with the new surroundings and soon falls in love, beginning an illicit affair.
Gianni Mantini - This character is the Jewish owner of the Cristalli crystal shop in Tripoli, speaks many languages, and refuses to leave home during the Six-Day-War.
Lucia Mantini - This character died before the novel took place, but her spiritual presence lingers throughout the story.
Vollmer - This character is blamed for killing a pregnant patient and is accused of being a Nazi.
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