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Audrey Niffenegger
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Henry Detamble

Son of Annette Robinson and Richard Detamble, he is 6'1," a wild-eyed only child, with dark hair. He is fastidious about appearance but not a tidy person, hates skiing, peas and pork, he majored in English literature, can speak fluent French and German.

He learned English, German, poetry and drugs in college. His mother died in a horrific car accident that he is continually reliving. His father pined after his mother's death and steadily became an alcoholic. To protect his father, Henry once threw his car keys into the snow to stop him driving when he was drunk.

Henry is a Chrono-displaced person that has a genetic disorder that has altered his body's time calculating cells. Because this condition is predominately linked to vision, he cannot watch television without it giving him a headache and causing him to time travel. He also time travels when he gets...

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