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Quoyle

Quoyle is a large, red-haired, thirty-six-year-old man with a protruding chin that he's been self-conscious of his entire life. He's quite clumsy and has a rather low opinion of himself. He had a horrible upbringing and was treated badly by his father and brother. As an adult he was adrift in his life with no real motivation to do anything different. Because he thought he was unlovable, he asked to marry the first woman that showed any interest in him. He didn't discover true love until his daughters were born. His marriage to a cheating, disrespectful woman was further destruction of his fragile soul, although he remained devoted to her until her death in a tragic car accident.

Following his aunt's advice to move with her to Newfoundland was the best decision Quoyle made and he finally began to enjoy some success in his life. He began achieving...

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