It constructs a view of endless wandering that is caused by death's elusiveness for a protagonist
who gradually yields to emotional numbness in the face of life's continued misery.
Here the protagonist
chooses to escape from his situation and appears haunted by some unidentified problem.
Add a coast-to-coast chase, encounters with a myriad number of characters who each foster their own illusions and lies, and an evolving search for the truth about America and self and you have a read which is thoroughly engrossing in spite (or, perhaps because) of featuring a nameless protagonist
Perhaps the one problem in the novel is that we never quite understand why Lettie decides to protect our protagonist
The same technique serves to befuddle the reader as to the geographic location of the story (the riverboat that carried the protagonist
is reported to have come from Sudan, while both "Mandarins" and "Karak Indians" are named as indigenous).
This main protagonist
, Danilo Aracki, is a middle-aged psychiatrist who is reaching into the past to make sense of his life as well as the lives of his family members.
Caucasia's story about two sisters, the protagonist
Birdie, who is compelled to pass as white while living with her white, revolutionary mother, and Cole, who travels with her black father to Brazil and Berkeley, is a riveting read.
Such a reading of the metropolis as a mother city is readily applied to Il serpente, in regard to the psychological journey undertaken by its protagonist
I Say a Little Prayer opens with Chauncey Dion Greer, our patently pretentious protagonist
, who is about to out a would-be elected U.
When the protagonist
asks, "See how easily slaves are made?
A, Meryl (Justine Clarke), has just lost her father and witnessed a man getting hit by a train.
Ruth, in the book named after her, emerges as a towering protagonist
and unmatched critic of culture, custom, and common sense.
Both are period dramas, set in an oppressive society; both are about three sisters, with a heroine--Hagar in Pillar, Miki Orihara as the protagonist
in Deaths--who wears her passions on her sleeve.
Okay," we say, "Let's start by taking nominations for protagonist
The narrative technique persuades the general reader to agree with the idea of the protagonist
being a witch who means harm to everyone.