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, and antiperson.
Grandfatherappears in Persons
This person is mentioned a number of times, but much of these mentions are in passing, and merely identify him as someone in the house during a particular scene in the book.
Membersappears in Throughout the book
Calling the group by this name makes them seem special and a little mysterious.
Thompsonappears in Sleep, God, The House, Weather
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