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Where I'm Calling From Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Frank Martin

Frank Martin is the proprietor of a residential treatment facility for alcoholics. A short, heavy-set, cigar-smoking man, he advises his patients to consider the example of Jack London, the famous writer who died of alcoholism. His rather "macho" approach seems simplistic in the context of the complex human problems J.P. and the narrator have been discussing.

Narrator

The unnamed narrator of the story is an alcoholic, probably in his late thirties or early forties, who has checked into a residential treatment facility for the second time. He is estranged from his wIfe and seems unable to cope with the news that his girlfriend may have cancer. Sitting on the facility's front porch, the narrator listens to a fellow patient named J.P. describe his own turbulent marriage. The narrator seems genuinely touched by J.P. and by his wife, Roxy, when she comes to visit. Seeing...

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