Bullet in the Brain

by

Tobias Wolff

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Bullet in the Brain Characters

Anders

Anders is a jaded, cynical book critic, and the protagonist of “Bullet in the Brain.” When he visits a bank that is then robbed by criminals, the robbers’ clichéd speech causes Anders to laugh, leading… read analysis of Anders

Robber

Anders is visiting a bank just before closing time, when two masked men wearing blue business suits enter the premises. They begin to threaten both the bank staff and the customers with guns, using clichéd… read analysis of Robber

Coyle’s Cousin

Although unnamed, this character is vital to understanding Anders’s personality. When Anders was young, Coyle’s cousin came from Mississippi to visit his neighborhood, and participated in a baseball game. He chose to play shortstop… read analysis of Coyle’s Cousin