“The Other Colin” is Lindsey’s boyfriend throughout most of the novel. There is animosity between TOC and Colin because they are jealous of one another. Hassan makes friends with TOC, until it becomes evident that TOC and Katrina, Hassan’s girlfriend, are cheating on their respective partners with each other. The climax of the novel occurs when Colin and TOC get in a fight.
The Other Colin (TOC) Character Timeline in An Abundance of Katherines
The timeline below shows where the character The Other Colin (TOC) appears in An Abundance of Katherines. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...as well, and Hassan whispers to Colin Singleton that this new Colin’s name is “ The Other Colin .” In Hassan’s introductions, Chase becomes “Jeans Are Too Tight,” and Fulton becomes “Short One... (full context)
...and finally insists that Colin and Hassan drop the act. Everyone laughs. The Other Colin (TOC) tells Lindsey that someone named Hollis would like Colin and Hassan. Colin watches Lindsey fake... (full context)
...As Hollis sends the three teenagers out the door, she says that she will have The Other Colin , “Lindsey’s [sigh] boyfriend” open the store because he hasn’t been showing up to work... (full context)
...his perpetual fear of being left behind, Colin, near tears, tells Hassan that Hassan called TOC “Colin” the previous evening. Hassan apologizes, and Colin admits to being self-centered. He asks how... (full context)
...Hearse with Lindsey. Lindsey directs them to a lodge off a dead-end, where they find TOC, JATT, and a middle-aged man Colin recognizes from one of the interviews as Townsend Lyford.... (full context)
...the pigs are pests that even the government says should be eradicated. To Colin’s surprise, TOC calls Mr. Lyford “Dad.” Everyone gets their marching orders except Katrina, who refuses to hunt... (full context)
...Colin always discusses (breakup, divorce, or death). Lindsey asks if Colin can model her and TOC’s relationship. Colin clarifies that getting cheated on counts as getting dumped and plots a graph... (full context)