Harlot's Ghost Characters

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The narrator and protagonist of Harlot's Ghost, Harry Hubbard is a CIA agent. As a child, he is timid and sickly, with repeated headaches and has a limp from a skiing accident. However, as he gets older, he becomes intent on pleasing his father, Cal. He works hard as a young agent, though he is not particularly ambitious; he is more interested in adventure than in moving up in the chain of command. Harry works to fight Communism but is not as much of a CIA die-hard as his father or Harlot. For example, he will question authority from time to time, and has difficulty seeing people entirely in terms of good or bad. He takes a more nuanced view of his relationships. He is one-eighth Jewish on his mother's side, which he finds interesting but slightly shameful, given the culture of the CIA at this time...

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