Jacob Portman - 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.
Nazis - This was a group of violent, ultra-nationalistic, military-supported, politically motivated citizens of Germany who came to power in the early 1930s.
Jacob's Father - He is an ornithologist, a scientist and researcher with a particular interest in birds and their habits.
Jacob's Mother - 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.
Wights, Hollowgasts -...
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