The House of God Characters

Samuel Shem
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Roy G. Basch

Roy is the main character and an intern at the House of God, a Jewish hospital. Roy is Jewish himself and a bit cynical at the outset of the book. He gets more cynical as time goes on and invents ways to make life more palatable for him inside the House of God. Even though Roy is authentic in his cynicism, he still cares about medicine and his patients. There are some patients he gets attached to. Roy does a great deal in order to cope with what he sees as a hopeless situation. He's very intelligent and resourceful, especially when it comes to dealing with the higher-ups in the organization. His true love is Berry, his girlfriend, but he's not afraid to have sex with whoever he has to, particularly the nursing staff, in order to get over some of the loneliness and death he...

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