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.
Dr. Adler - This character is the only one to call his son by the childhood nickname, "Wilky."
Catherine - This struggling artist's professional name is Philippa.
Dad - See Dr. Adler
Father - See Dr. Adler
Margaret - Unemployed and constantly demanding money, this character is seen as "unbending, remorselessly unbending."
Olive - This girl wanted to marry the book's hero when he had the greatest potential working for the Rojax Corporation, but tired of waiting for his divorce to be finalized.
Paul - This character calls his father a "'hummuspotamus,'" or...
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