The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel Characters

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Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp is the first person narrator of the novel. Paul is a reporter who has taken a job with an English speaking newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Paul arrives in San Juan and discovers a world much more exotic and violent than he had anticipated. Paul has expected an adventure, but finds a world full of people who do not want him and a workplace full of crazy, unpredictable people. From the plane, Paul finds himself falling in love and making a poor first impression, only to learn the object of his affection is the lover of one of his new coworkers. Paul becomes friends with his coworker only to find himself jealous of his relationship and jealous of his youth.

Paul finds trouble on San Juan. First Paul becomes involved with some of the reporters and gets himself arrested. A friend rescues him, but...

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