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Recoil Characters & Character Analysis

James Thompson
This Study Guide consists of approximately 67 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Recoil.
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Characters

Patrick ("Pat") M. Cosgrove (AKA, "Red," "Airplane Red")

Patrick "Pat" Cosgrove is the narrator of Chapters 2 through 30 and the primary protagonist of the novel. In addition, he is the principle focus of all of the scenes in every chapter except Chapter 1. The novel details the experiences of Pat over a period of roughly one month after his parole from prison. Pat describes himself as 6' 4" high, thirty-three years old, and with bright red hair. His birthday is in March, which is just prior to his release from prison.

Pat grew up in a small rural town where everyone knew everyone else. He had been seventeen years old and was going a field for the day. He was down to only two shotgun shells and decided to stop by the bank and make a withdrawal in order to purchase more shells...

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Recoil from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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