Important People in Calypso

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David Sedaris

David Sedaris is the author, narrator, and main character of Calypso. He is a successful writer now in middle-age who splits his time between his home in Sussex and the many trips he takes for book and speaking tours. Born into a family of six children, David identifies with being part of a big family and he struggles to redefine that identity after the death of his youngest sister Tiffany. David describes himself as a somewhat difficult child who was often getting into trouble. He has always had a strong connection to his family, in particular to his sisters Gretchen, Amy, and Lisa, and to his mother. He has always had a fierce sense of loyalty toward his mother, though she is no longer alive during the events of Calypso. With Gretchen, Amy, and Lisa, David often feels that he is understood in a way that...

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