The Carnival at Bray Characters

Jessie Ann Foley
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Maggie Lynch

Maggie Lynch is the main character and principal protagonist in the novel “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley. Maggie is the daughter of Laura, granddaughter of Nanni Ei, sister of Ronnie, and stepdaughter of Colm. At sixteen years old, Maggie is a sweet, impressionable, and inexperienced girl who longs to fit in, and longs for love. A Chicago native, she feels very alone, having moved to Ireland to be with her family after Laura’s remarriage to Colm. Maggie also misses her young, rebellious uncle, Kevin, who adds a touch of irresponsibility to Maggie’s life. Maggie loves that he is a rocker, and enjoys going to see shows with him, as well as keeping up to date on good music. However, Maggie’s idealized envisioning of her uncle leads her to willingly ignore his drug use and reckless personal behavior. While in Ireland, Maggie...

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