In a Dark, Dark Wood Characters

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Nora

Leonora “Nora” Shaw (also called Lee and Leo) is a twenty-six year-old writer and the narrator of the novel. Rendered an amnesiac based on traumatic experiences including a car accident and severe stress, Nora is an unreliable narrator, unable to accurately or completely recall the events of the past weekend. Learning that she is being considered a suspect in the murder of her old flame, James, Nora struggles to recall the events of the hen do weekend to which she was invited.

Nora, who at first would rather go along to get along than cause drama or disappoint others, agrees to attend Clare’s bachelorette weekend even though she and Clare have not really spoken since university. At the hen do, Nora drinks, does drugs, and participates in activities she knows she is too old for, or should not be doing at all –but does them anyway because...

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