The Woman Upstairs Characters

Claire Messud
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Nora Eldridge

This person is a third-grade teacher and artist who helps another artist with an installation. This person falls in love with other characters, but then feels she has exposed yourself more than she would like.

Sirena Shahid

This person is an artist who makes large, room-size installations. She draws others into helping her with her project, but raises the question of whether or not she is exploiting them.

Skandar Shahid

This person is a lecturer in history who comes to Cambridge for a year with his family.

Reza Shahid

This person is an eight-year-old boy who is a student in the third-grade teacher’s class.

Didi

This is a friend of the narrator’s, a lesbian who offers her advice about relationships.

Bella Eldridge

This person is the narrator’s mother.

Ben Souter

This is the man Nora almost married when she lived in New York. When...

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