[singlepic id=589 w=320 h=240 float=] The voluptuous and flirtatious wife of Bloom. Molly (whose full name is Marion, maiden name Tweedy) is a 33-year-old singer. She was raised in Gibraltar by an Irish military man; her mother, Lunita Laredo, is a dim and exotic memory, possibly a dancer, possibly something more questionable. She spends virtually […]
[singlepic id=590 w=320 h=240 float=] Rudy died 11 years ago at the age of only 11 days. Since his death, the Blooms have not had full sexual relations; both Blooms still mourn him, but in different ways and without really talking about it. Leopold especially feels the absence of a son. Rudy appears for the […]
[singlepic id=585 w=320 h=240 float=] Boylan is Molly’s manager and soon-to-be lover; he is arranging her latest tour and they are using his needing to bring her new music as a cover story for their tryst later in the day. He’s depicted as something of a player. He first appears in “Calypso” as a “bold […]
[singlepic id=587 w=320 h=240 float=] Molly’s father, who appears in memory and reflection. It’s not completely clear what rank he really held, but it probably isn’t as high as Bloom remembers; Bloom seems to recall him as a rather masculine figure. Tweedy raised his daughter during early childhood and adolescence in Gibraltar and then brought […]
[singlepic id=591 w=320 h=240 float=] The Blooms’ rather vocal and demanding cat.