Florida (Short Stories) Characters

Lauren Groff
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Unnamed narrator of Ghosts and Empties

This narrator of "Ghosts and Empties" is a married woman with two young sons living in a upwardly mobile Florida neighborhood through which she takes nightly walks to clear her head and to avoid taking out her various grievances on her family. As she explains in the opening sentence, "I have somehow become a woman who yells" (1). She walks because she is riddled with anxiety, about her own life (though her specific worries are not explained), and about the greater world ("the glaciers dying like living creatures...the hundreds of unrecorded deaths of species, millennia snuffed out as if they were not precious" (7)). As she walks, the woman observes her neighbors over the span of several months and documents their many changes.

Jude

Jude is the protagonist of "At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners." This story narrates Jude's childhood as the son of...

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