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.
Toru Okada - This character receives a blue mark on his face midway through the novel.
Kumiko Okada - This character has an abortion while her husband is out of town.
Noboru Wataya - This character becomes a political prodigy over the course of the novel.
May Kasahara - This character goes to work at a toupee factory in a provincial town.
Malta Kano - This character spend a lot of time finding water with pure curative powers.
Mr. Honda or Corporal Oishi Honda - This character predicted an ambush while...
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