This character is the novel version of the author. He is an Algerian man in search of information about his deceased father.
Lucie Cormery or Catherine Cormery
This character is the partially deaf and mute mother of Jacques and widow of Henri. She is a maid or house worker who lives in extreme poverty.
This character is the father of Jacques. He dies in a war in France in 1914.
This character is Lucie's mother and Jacques' grandmother. She is very frugal and has lived her whole life in poverty.
This character is Jacques' mentor and long time friend. Jacques loves and respects him deeply. He is sixty-five and believes he will die soon.
This character is Jacques' childhood friend and classmate. He is a good athlete, better than Jacques, but he never brags...
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