West of the Moon Characters

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Astri

Astri is a young girl who constantly compares her own life to the events in fairy tales. She expects trolls, treasure, and magical items at every turn. As a very young girl, Astri is at home with her mother when her mother goes into labor. Her mother sends Astri for an old woman named Mor Kloster who provides healing services for the community but Astri stops along the way, daydreaming in a field. Mor Kloster finds Astri there and together they rush back to Astri's house. Astri's mother gives birth to another daughter, named Greta, and dies a short time later. It's not until years later that Astri remembers these events and realizes that she is at least partly responsible for her mother's death.

Astri's family is poor. Her father is the younger twin of the family, meaning his older brother has inherited all the property. Astri's aunt...

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