Three-Martini Lunch Characters

Suzanne Rindell
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Cliff Nelson

Cliff is one of the three main characters. He comes from a wealthy family and has an estranged relationship with both of his parents. His mother is a socialite and philanthropist that fills her schedule with charity events. His father is a successful editor that neglects Cliff and does not give him the attention that he desires. Cliff, an aspiring writer, dreams of being the next Kerouac or Hemingway. However, he spends more time drinking, smoking marijuana, and talking about philosophy and literature than actually honing his craft. He drops out of college and is cut off from his family. He moves into a seedy apartment in Greenwich Village and can often be found at one of the local cafes, jazz bars, or taverns.

Cliff is attracted to Eden because of her ambition and her uniqueness. However, once they get married, he does not treat her with...

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