The Mosquito Coast Characters

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Allie Fox

Allie Fox is the protagonist of Mosquito Coast, the driving force behind the Fox family. In many ways, the novel is simply an exploration of Fox's personality. Fox's age is not specified, but since he has a fourteen-year-old son in 1980, it's assumed to be somewhere between thirty and fifty-five. Fox has strong and somewhat unorthodox beliefs that are often in conflict with each other. He thinks religion is manipulative, and he finds it impossible to believe in a God whose inventions Fox himself can improve upon. Fox insists that all his best inventions are based on the marvelous human body, even while he rails against man's frailty.

Fox decries cheeseburgers as being unhealthy, while constantly smoking a smelly cigar. He claims to abhor American pop culture, from TV to politics to magazines, but he thinks you can't blame everything on the president. Despite Fox's dislike for America...

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