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Dan is an obituary writer and aspiring novelist. He meets Alice after she is involved in an accident and he takes her to the hospital. A year later he is writing a novel about her life as a stripper. He is a restless character who is always looking for what's next before knowing what he has. When he meets Anna he believes he's in love with her instantly, and it's only later that he realizes he's thrown away his love for Alice because of his constantly going with his feelings. He's obsessive to the point of self satisfaction, as he needs to have the upper hand.
Anna is a photographer. She first meets Dan while taking publicity photos for his book that he's written based on the life of his girlfriend, Alice. She becomes involved with Dan though she isn't initially attracted to him. Eventually she meets Larry after a fake internet chat Dan had with Larry and the two become involved and are eventually married before they divorce over Anna's affair with Dan. She eventually gets together again with Larry before the couple split for good.
Larry is a doctor with emotional intimacy issues. He meets Anna after a fake internet chat with Dan who he believed was Anna and they begin a romance that turns into marriage. They later divorce as both are cheating on each other. Larry demands to have sex with Anna before he signs the divorce papers in order to get back at Dan who is now dating Anna. Larry and Anna eventually get back together before finally splitting and Larry dates a nurse, Polly from the hospital.
Alice is the youngest of the four characters. She is a former stripper who falls in love with Dan who publishes his first book based of her life of taking off her clothes for money. She watches as Dan falls in love with Anna and leaves her. She eventually goes back to stripping, where she runs into Larry who knew her from Anna's photography exhibition; they sleep together. She in the end gets back together with Dan, but when he demands to know if she slept with Larry she cannot tell him and decides to leave, which causes Dan to erupt and eventually hit her.
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