May’s arrogant boss when she works at the car wash in Sydney, who helps the police deport Charlie, another employee who is an undocumented immigrant. The novel doesn’t divulge much about this character, but by giving him a Greek name it implies that he’s an immigrant, in which light his behavior towards Charlie takes on a distinct tinge of hypocrisy. Through Mr. Tzuilakis, the novel points out the hypocrisy of all European Australians who act as if they own the land, when in fact they are all immigrants to its shores.
Mr. Tzuilakis Character Timeline in Swallow the Air
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Tzuilakis appears in Swallow the Air. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.