A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Skye Bassett Character Analysis

An actress and waitress who lives in New York City and agrees to help Might magazine by taking meetings on the east coast. Skye has appeared in a small role in the movie Dangerous Minds and works as a waitress, goes on auditions, and somehow also manages to help the magazine. She dies suddenly and unexpectedly of a virus that attacks her heart.
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Skye Bassett Character Timeline in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

The timeline below shows where the character Skye Bassett appears in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
Coming of Age, Parenthood, and Responsibility Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...on the cover story about Adam Rich’s death. Meanwhile, Lance recruits a young actress named Skye Basset to represent the magazine in New York by taking meetings and planning east coast parties.... (full context)
Chapter 11
Death, Humor, and the Worst-Case Scenario Theme Icon
...again and worry that it sounds “glib” and “callous,” since they recently got word that Skye Basset t has died. After a trip to New York, Lance nervously paced in the office... (full context)