A Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Berkley, Mindy is Lou’s girlfriend who travels to Africa with Lou and his children. An intelligent and motivated woman, Mindy has an inclination to analyze the interactions she sees through a structural lens. She sleeps with Albert, the safari tour guide, but later marries Lou and has two children before they divorce. After the divorce she works as a travel agent before returning to her studies at UCLA.
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Chapter 4: Safari
...their things and begin traveling toward the hills. Cora, Lou’s travel agent, is rude to Mindy. Mindy, an anthropology Ph.D. student at Berkley, ascribes a structural cause to the behaviors and... (full context)
...though he doesn’t truly believe it. Charlie says that their father is going to marry Mindy. Rolph says that his father doesn’t love Mindy, but Charlie tells him it doesn’t matter.... (full context)
...the failed relationship between Rolph and Lou. The flash-forward continues, revealing that Lou will marry Mindy because, in his mind, that means he is the winner. After returning to the U.S.... (full context)
...bar, and Charlie pulls Rolph onto the dance floor. Rolph feels self-conscious. Lou dances with Mindy, who is thinking about Albert, as she will periodically after she marries Lou. Charlie notices... (full context)