A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Sari Lockers Character Analysis

A sexologist that Eggers interviews for a piece in Might magazine making fun of her book, Mindblowing Sex in the Real World. Although the publication ends up running a disparaging piece about her work, Eggers finds that he actually likes Sari. Perhaps more obviously, he is also attracted to her, and he gets hung up on the idea of having sex with a sexologist. Despite his poor treatment of her, she agrees to see him the next time she’s in town. Before she leaves for the airport at the end of her trip, she comes to his apartment, where they start getting physically intimate. Just as they’re about to move to the bed, though, Toph comes home and interrupts them.
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Sari Lockers Character Timeline in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

The timeline below shows where the character Sari Lockers appears in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
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...could “make fun of them” in print. He also brings up what Eggers did to Sari Locker, the sexologist he interviewed about her book Mindblowing Sex in the Real World. Apparently,... (full context)
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Eggers insists that Sari wasn’t offended by what he wrote, and Toph suggests that she’s probably just used to... (full context)
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On Sari Locker’s last night in town, Eggers drops Toph off at a bar mitzvah, then goes... (full context)
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Sari has to leave soon, but she agrees to meet Eggers in the lobby. As he... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...mother lead to a whirlwind of worries, including that Sarah can sense that he heard Sari Locker on the radio earlier that day. He also wonders if she knows—somehow—that he visited... (full context)