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.
Jason Marcusappears in Food, Weather, Persons - This person is the author's brother. This fact emerges only gradually and obliquely through the course of the book.
Fatherappears in Sleep, God, Animal, Weather, Persons, The Society - This person is the narrator's father.
Motherappears in Animal, Weather, Persons - This person, associated with the house, is characterized as warm, soft, and sweet-smelling. At home, people vie to cuddle with her.
Ben Marcusappears in Animal - This person is the author and the narrator, as well as a false map, scroll, parchment, garment...
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