New Yorker and security guard with whom Jean Murray, Liz, and Lisa go to live in the mid-1990s. Liz doesn’t provide a tremendous amount of detail about Brick’s life or personality, but she suggests that he’s an irrationally angry, occasionally violent man. Though he’s unusually responsible (he’s one of the few adults in the entire book with a reliable job), he resembles Liz’s parents in that he seems dependent on drugs to get through life, even if the drug in question is alcohol instead of cocaine or heroin.
Brick Character Timeline in Breaking Night
The timeline below shows where the character Brick appears in Breaking Night. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Unraveling
...a call from Ma, explaining that she hasn’t been using cocaine and that she loves Brick’s apartment. Meanwhile, Liz’s life with Daddy is sad. Daddy doesn’t complain about Ma leaving, but... (full context)
Chapter 5: Stuck
Chapter 6: Boys
...them move away somewhere. Sam also begins spending more time at Liz’s apartment, even though Brick sometimes catches her sleeping over and kicks her out in the middle of the night.... (full context)
Chapter 7: Breaking Night
Chapter 8: The Motels