The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

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How many primary characters are there in The Accidental Tourist?

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In this question, I think I am going to focus on the characters that play a major role in the thematic development of the novel.  In my mind, I see eight primary characters.  From this, one can infer the importance of others out the seven that reflect Macon's past and future.  On one hand, Macon is one of these primary characters, as the arc of his transformation represents the base of the novel.  There are...

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