This character is the 100-year-old protagonist who flees from his old folks' home and sets out to have one last life adventure when the story begins.
This character is a small-time thief who lives in an abandoned railway station he purchased with money he stole from a safe.
This character in the novel is supposedly the half-brother to a famous German-born physicist.
This character in the narrative is a perpetual student who has never graduated with any degrees despite spending decades studying various fields of inquiry. Because of an inheritance dispute, he is estranged from his brother.
This character is nicknamed "the Beauty" when one of the other characters meets her on her farm. She is a woman in her forties who has given up on men after divorcing her husband when the novel begins.
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