A brother-in-law who joins the family in Shorthills and loves the Western stories and novels of the American writer W.C. Tuttle; Mr Biswas soon takes to calling him W.C. Tuttle, and his real name is never revealed. Like Govind, he uses the estate’s resources to his own advantage, dismantling its infrastructure for ill-fated business ventures: first selling fruit and fruit trees, then opening a furniture factory. Soon, however, he buys a lorry, which he successfully rents out to the American army. He later moves his family into the Port of Spain house, where he plays a gramophone incessantly and alternatingly gets along and fights with Mr Biswas. Eventually, his family moves to another house, but he eventually brings them to visit Mr Biswas on Sikkim Street.
W.C. Tuttle Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character W.C. Tuttle appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 3: The Shorthills Adventure
...with every paycheck. “He continued to plunder” amidst the house’s chaos. It turned out that W.C. Tuttle was selling whole trees and Govind whole lorry loads of fruit, and Mr Biswas felt... (full context)
...fell off a branch, and his widow wailed for days. However everyone forgot him after W.C. Tuttle took over driving. Later, Anand found Hari and his wife sitting gloomily at the dining... (full context)
...secret; in the meantime, the widows’ children roasted a sheep in the woods, which infuriated W.C. Tuttle . He and Mr Biswas made their wives cook separately from the rest; Mr Biswas... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4: Among the Readers and Learners
...they were buying land, building mansions, and sending their children abroad to college. Govind and W.C. Tuttle continued to provide transport for the Americans and started growing wealthy. For the first time,... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5: The Void
Part 2, Chapter 7: The House
...old but “full of room.” Shama called her family’s new house “small and nice,” and W.C. Tuttle underhandedly replied that it was “nice and small.” Since it was night, the Tuttles did... (full context)