Still Life with Woodpecker Characters

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Leigh-Cheri

This character is the novel's protagonist, or central character. The novel's narrative line of action is anchored by her journey of transformation from a pretty and well meaning but somewhat spoiled and self-indulgent princess (a literal, royal, child-of-a-king-and-queen princess) into to a more fully realized human being, spiritually, sexually and emotionally. At the start of this journey she has several characteristics in common with princesses in the fairy tales that Still Life ... mocks with such loving pointedness, princesses like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. All are isolated from the world, and all are waiting for true love, hopefully in the form of a handsome prince, to rescue them from that isolation. What makes Leigh-Cheri different from these other princesses (aside from her blazing red hair) and what makes her story different from theirs (aside from the fact that she has sex, lots of it, and likes it...

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