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Delaney

Delaney Mossbacher, the novel's protagonist, is a heavy-shouldered man who stands five-foot-nine and weighs one hundred and sixty-five pounds. He has red hair. Delaney wears glasses. He is a liberal humanist and an environmentalist. Delaney belongs to the Sierra Club, Save the Children, the National Wildlife Foundation and the Democratic Party.

Delaney lives in Arroyo Blanco Estates with his wife Kyra and their stepson Jordan. Like his wife, Delaney is a perfectionist who jogs, eats healthy, eschews smoking, and drinks only occasionally. Delaney works at home and bears the primary responsibility for his stepson Jordan's care.

Originally from New York, Delaney has lived in Los Angeles for two years. He writes a monthly column for an environmental magazine. Sometimes Delaney writes about animals that have been transplanted to the canyon, because he feels a connection to them as an outsider. Delaney's job requires him to write only a...

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