In a Strange Room Characters

Damon Galgut
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Damon

Damon is the main character in the novel, "In a Strange Room." Damon is a deeply unhappy person who continuously travels so that he is distracted and does not have to dwell on his own misery. He seems utterly joyless in his travels. Damon visits ruins and exotic places but is never impressed by or engaged in what he is doing or experiencing. The three sections of the book have eponymous titles in that they relate to Damon's current emotional state.

The first section is entitled, "The Follower." In this first section of the three vignettes, Damon is a young man who is traveling alone. Damon is young and becomes subservient to an older man who he decides to travel with. He represses his resentment until it boils over and he blows up in anger at his companion. In the second part entitled, "The Lover," Damon is physically...

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