He is the book's central character, its protagonist and narrator.
Grandpa Portman (Abe)
He is Jacob's grandfather, a man who, as is eventually revealed, was a Jew in Poland at the beginning of World War II.
This was a group of violent, ultra-nationalistic, military-supported, politically motivated citizens of Germany who came to power in the early 1930s.
He is an ornithologist, a scientist and researcher with a particular interest in birds and their habits.
She is superficial, selfish, materialistic, and far more interested in promoting a self-image of success than she is in her son's genuine well being.
Dr. Golan (The Blind Neighbor, the Second Ornithologist)
He is Jacob's sensitive, responsible psychiatrist, brought into his life by his parents, determined that Jacob recover from the trauma of discovering his grandfather's body.
This section contains 340 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)