Ordinary People: A Novel Characters

Diana Evans
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Michael

Michael is a black man in his late 30s. He lives in London with his long-term girlfriend Melissa and their two young children. Michael and Melissa have been together for 13 years, and although they essentially live as spouses, they never married. Michael works an unfulfilling corporate job.

Michael and Melissa used to have a passionate and enthusiastic relationship, but this passion has waned in recent years. Michael loves Melissa and wants to have a good relationship with her, but their relationship has become marred by dysfunction and fierce arguments. Michael has an affair with a younger female coworker, but this affair only makes him want Melissa more. Eventually, unable to overcome their problems, Michael moves out to live in his own.

Melissa

Melissa is a black woman in her late 30s. She lives in London with her long-term boyfriend Michael and their two young children. Melissa used to...

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