The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Characters

Gabrielle Zevin
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A.J. Fikry

A.J. is the main character in "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry." At the beginning of the novel, he is a man in his late 30s who is recently widowed and owns the only bookstore on a small island near Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a quirky man who acts like he prefers to be by himself by the way he keeps most people at a distance during his interactions with them. However, when he drinks alcohol he seems to find all of the cons about living by one's self. It is not until Maya is dropped in his bookstore that he outwardly expresses the sentiment of not wanting to be alone, though he doesn't do so through words, only actions. It's important for the reader to note how automatically A.J. accepts Maya as his own. From the beginning, he is tired but...

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