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KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS
The setting of this novel is Blacksmith, a small, liberal arts college town in Middle America. The college is aptly named College-on-the-Hill.
LIST OF CHARACTERS
The founder and professor of Hitler Studies at College-on-the-Hill.
The current wife of Jack; mother of Denise, Wilder, and Eugene.
The son of Jack and Janet Savory; pseudo-philosopher and media fanatic.
The daughter of Babette and Bob Pardee; works hardest to solve the problems of her mother.
Steffie (Stephanie Rose)
The daughter of Jack and Dana Breedlove.
The youngest of the children; son of Babette and Jack; never says anything but frequently is missing.
Murray Jay Siskind
Jack’s German instructor.
Jack’s first and fourth wife and part-time spy.
Jack’s oldest child; she is the product of his first marriage to Dana and works in Hawaii with whales.
Jack’s second wife, foreign currency analyst, and ashram member.
Jack’s third wife and the mother of Bee.
Daughter of Tweedy and Jack.
Willie Minks (Mr. Gray)
Dylar doctor who conducts the affair with Babette.
Babette’s father who Jack mistakes as Death one morning.
A computer science professor.
A popular culture professor.
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