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.
Eiji Miyake - This is the novel's main character.
Anju Miyake - This is the main character's twin and an overshadowing presence throughout the novel despite an early death by drowning.
Mariko Miyaki - This character falls into a cycle of depression and alcoholism and ends up in a rehab clinic.
Ai Imajo - This character is a piano student who hopes to attend the Conservatoire in Paris.
Sachiko Sera - This is the main character's boss who turns out to be a kind and capable manager, who is also very understanding when...
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