About Grace Characters

Anthony Doerr
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David Winkler

David Winkler is the main character of the novel. A former weather forecaster presently in his sixties, David has the gift of precognition. Precognition means that he can see the future through his dreams. He struggles with accepting this gift itself and with accepting that his dreams are not always accurate.

David begins seeing Sandy, even though she is married. After Sandy's divorce from Herman, David and Sandy move to Ohio and marry. There, Sandy gives birth to David’s daughter, Grace. After a dream about Grace drowning due to his own failure, David leaves Sandy and Grace for St. Vincent. He leaves because he does not want Grace to die because of him. David writes to Sandy to let her know what has happened, but Sandy refuses to have anything else to do with David.

In St. Vincent, David befriends Felix, Soma, and Naaliyah. Their family...

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