Deep River Characters

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Isobe

During Isobe's younger life, he is a quite man who concentrates on work. He has a wife and an adopted daughter, but he expects his family to silently serve him, and he does not show them outward signs of affection. This drives his adopted daughter away, but his wife seems happy to quietly care for her husband. Isobe has more than one affair, and he does not think of his wife as a woman, a sexual being. Instead, he thinks of marriage as a partnership of convenience in life.

Isobe's world is turned upside down when he finds out his wife is dying of cancer and will only live three or four months. Isobe spends every evening by her bedside in the hospital, and although he does open up enough to hold her hand, something he would otherwise be too embarrassed to do, he cannot bring himself to...

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