This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Moraes Zogoiby (1957- ) - The novel's narrator, known as the Moor, is the scion of the de Gama-Zogoiby dynasty of spice merchants in Cochin, India..
Aurora da Gama Zogoiby (1924-1987) - The narrator's mother, a great beauty and talented artist whose downfall is the sharp tongue and sharp wit she is powerless not to exercise.
Uma Sarasvati - The love of the narrator's life and the cause of his painful estrangement from his mother.
Epifania da Gama (1877-1938) - The narrator's late, great grandmother, and the domineering matriarch of the family...
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