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The Emperor's Children Characters

Claire Messud
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Danielle Minkoff

Danielle Minkoff is a twenty-nine-year-old woman of Jewish descent, who lives in New York City and works as a television documentary producer. She is the major character in Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children.

Danielle is of Jewish descent, small in stature, with dark hair, pale skin, olive shaped eyes, and large breasts. She was born in Columbus, Ohio. Her father is a contractor who still lives in Columbus, and her mother, Randy, is a real estate agent in Florida. Danielle has one brother who lives in Texas.

Danielle's studio apartment in the Village of New York City is very small but has a large window overlooking Manhattan. Her home is her sanctuary, and she keeps it neat and orderly, just as she prefers her life to be. Danielle's mother believes the studio to be too small for her to stay with Danielle when she is in town...

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