What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Characters

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Laura

Laura is Nick's wife. They have been together for a year and a half. She is thirty five years old and a legal secretary. The narrator describes her as "easy to be with." Nick's depiction of Laura is based on the continuing "honeymoon" tone of their relationship. Laura's comments and her expressions of affection for Nick are presented in marked contrast to the biting tenor of the exchanges between Terri and Mel.

Nick

Nick is the narrator. He is thirty eight years old but beyond that does not describe himself or what he does for a living. He primarily plays the part of observer, as his contributions to the conversation are minimal. Nick's perspective on his relationship with Laura, whom he's been with for a year and a half, is in marked contrast to his observations of the menacing tone of the relationship between Mel and Terri. He...

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