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Mr. Manzi  Teaches physics and chemistry at Esther's college. Philomena Guinea  Esther's patroness, a wealthy novelist whose first book is made into a silent film  starring Bette Davis. Constantin  A simultaneous interpreter for the UN. Mrs. Willard gives him Esther's phone number. Socrates and Attila  Men with interesting names that Esther has "collected." Mrs. Willard  Buddy's mother. She has a college degree but spends most of her time housekeeping.  She has many theories on relationships between men and women. Joan Gilling  A sporting girl from Esther's hometown who has dated Buddy. She hangs herself after  a brief period in a mental hospital. Will  A third-year medical student who thinks that Esther shouldn't watch a baby being born. Jody  Esther's best (and only) girl friend in college. Eric  A boy whom Esther comforts when his girl friend jilts him. She thinks she'd like to go to bed with 
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Unformatted text preview: him. Mr. Willard Buddy's father. A shy economics professor, married to Mrs. Willard. He takes Esther to the Adirondacks to visit Buddy. Marco A Peruvian who assaults Esther on their first date. Mrs. Ockenden A neighbor of the Greenwoods. She reports Esther's behavior to Mrs. Greenwood. Dodo Conway A neighbor of the Greenwoods; she has six children and is pregnant again. Elaine The heroine in Esther's "novel." Dr. Gordon The psychiatrist who is recommended to Esther. George Bakewell A remote acquaintance of Esther; he visits her in the mental hospital where he is the houseman. Mrs. Mole A red-haired patient at the hospital who has to be locked up for her erratic behavior....
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