Let the Great World Spin: A Novel Characters

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John Andrew Corrigan

Corrigan is one of the characters in the book that is connected to most other characters in the book. Although none of the chapters are written through his perspective, the first chapter goes a long way to develop his character. The reader learns that, from a young age, Corrigan was a faithful person who went to sleep at night saying prayers.

As he gets older, Corrigan begins sneaking out of the house to help provide different items to the homeless. As a young teenager, Corrigan begins to spend time at the flophouses, talking with the homeless and drug addicts and even drinking often while doing so. Although his mother asked him to stop, Corrigan was unable to stop helping those in need and after his mother's death when he was only 17, he basically took to the streets himself, became a priest and eventually sent to New...

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