Strangers on a Train Characters

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Guy Haines is one of the two main characters in Patricia Highsmith's novel "Strangers on a Train." Guy is 29, a successful architect, handsome, and every bit the gentleman. A native of Texas, he is on his way to his hometown from New York in order to see his wife, Miriam, to push for a divorce after three years of waiting. Miriam, who caused the separation by having an affair, seems ready to proceed with the divorce. On the way to Texas, a man named Bruno introduces himself to Guy, whose life is forever changed by the chance encounter. Bruno is a scion of a wealthy Long Island family, who hates his father. The two men talk about their lives, and Bruno admits to liking Guy, thinking he is a good man. He also asks Guy if Guy has ever considered murdering anyone, to which Guy responds he...

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