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Karen Russell
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Most people mistake me for a small, kindly Italian grandfather, a nonno… They never guess that I am a vampire.
-- Clyde (Vampires in the Lemon Grove paragraph 2)

Importance: Clyde and his wife are lemon farmers in Sorrento, Italy, where they harvest their crops each October. Clyde explains clearly and succinctly to the reader that, by all appearances, he is a kindly old Italian grandfather. In reality, Clyde is a vampire who has spent much of his life seeking a truly satisfying food source, and finding it in lemons.

If we didn’t have to drink the blood, then what on earth were these fangs for?
-- Clyde (Vampires in the Lemon Grove paragraph 45)

Importance: When Clyde meets and married Magreb, he comes to learn many interesting things from her. Among these things is that all of the folklore about vampire – such as needing to drink blood and sleep in coffins to avoid dying in the sun – is just folklore. This leads to Clyde and his wife traveling...

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