The Ginger Man Characters

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Dangerfield is the son of a wealthy father, but he's been in trouble all of his life. He is estranged from his father and cut off from his family's money. At the beginning of the novel, Dangerfield is studying law at Dublin University on the G.I. Bill. He has a wife and baby daughter and is living in squalor in Ireland. Dangerfield is a drunk, violent and misogynistic. He is also self-centered and hedonistic. Dangerfield is amoral, living only for his own pleasure. Although he can be charming, Dangerfield shows no true care or empathy for anyone else in his life.

When things are going well for Dangerfield and he has money, he enjoys himself. He likes to drink and party and can show a woman a good time and be a charming companion. However, when Dangerfield runs out of money or when anything goes wrong...

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