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.
Jonathan Coffin - He travels around the world, paying his way by reciting poems to hotel guests. He manages to finish one last poem before he dies.
Maxine Faulk - She has recently been widowed. Even before her husband's death, she was sleeping with other men, mostly local boys.
Judith Fellowes - She is the leader of the group for which Shannon is acting as tour guide. She is very angry at Shannon for his involvement with one of her charges and reports him to his superiors.
Charlotte Goodall - She is the...
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