A local lawyer who offers to represent Bebe Chow pro bono in her custody case against the state. Ed helps Bebe to file paperwork that grants her visitation rights with May Ling, and attempts to clinch the case in Bebe’s favor by revealing, through his line of questioning, the McCulloughs’ insensitivity to racist tropes about Chinese culture and their resulting inability to raise her in a way that connects her to her “birth culture” in any meaningful way.
Ed Lim Quotes in Little Fires Everywhere
The Little Fires Everywhere quotes below are all either spoken by Ed Lim or refer to Ed Lim. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Little Fires Everywhere published in 2017.).
Ed Lim Character Timeline in Little Fires Everywhere
The timeline below shows where the character Ed Lim appears in Little Fires Everywhere. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.