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Emily St. John Mandel
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Lilia

Lilia, the main character in the novel, was among the most complex in the story. Without any recollection of her past, Lilia was unable to form her own sense of identity. She felt the need to move from place to place, as leaving was all she had ever known. In this way, she was characterized as transient and ever-changing. Lilia did not have own fully formed identity. Rather, she shaped a new identity as she moved from place to place forming no permanent attachments as her journey progressed.

Another major quality associated with Lilia was her innocence. Although Lilia’s transient life style caused a great deal of pain for the many people she left behind, Lilia was never shown to be blame-worthy for their unhappiness. Rather, she was characterized as a victim of circumstance. Her inability to recall her troubled past caused an inability to connect with...

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