The Narrator (Max)
This character moves into a boarding house after his wife dies.
These characters represent one of the few ideals of youth.
This character is a French painter of intermediate skill and renown.
Miss Vavasour (Rose)
This character worked as a nanny in her youth, and runs a boarding house in the novel.
This character's family promises to visit him, but don't show up.
This character drowns as a young teenager.
Carlo, Connie and Myles Grace
These characters represent a world of financial and familial stability.
This character loves photography and even photographs people in the hospital.
The Narrator's Father and Mother
These characters are used to represent a dysfunctional family.
This character blames her breakup on her father.
This character is wealthy and her...
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