David Lurietwice-divorced professor of Communications at Cape Technical University in Cape Town South Africa,fifty-two years old.
Sorayaprostitute that Lurie has visited weekly for over a year.
Melanie Isaacsstudent in Lurie's Romantics course who charges a sexual harassament complaint against him after having sex with Lurie.
LucyLurie's daughter who owns a farm and takes care of dogs. Lurie lives with her after he is dismissed from his position at the University.
Bev Shawwoman who runs the animal shelter and with whom Lurie has an affair.
Bill ShawBev's husband, who sees Davis Lurie as his friend
PetrusAfrican who works for Lucy
Mr. IsaacMelanie's father whom Lurie apologizes to after the incident.
Polluxone of the three South Africans who raped Lucy; Petrus' brother-in-law
Katythe surviving dog
Elaine Winterchair of Communications department
Farodia RassoolSocial Studies professor, chair of the committee on discrimination
Aram Hakimsympathetic member of Melanie's sexual harassment investigation
RosalindLurie's second ex-wife
EvelinaLucy's biological mother
Teresa GuiccoliByron's last mistress before he dies; Byron and Teresa's relationship is the topic of Lurie's opera
DesireeMelanie's younger sister
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