A kind traveling salesman who visits the housing project where Mum, a young girl, lives with her mother Alice. Alice longs for the beautiful pots and pans he’s peddling but doesn’t have the money to buy them, so she makes payments every month for three years, becoming closer friends with Samuel each time he visits. When he finally delivers the cookware, Samuel brings gifts of food as well, showing his generosity.
Samuel Character Timeline in Swallow the Air
The timeline below shows where the character Samuel appears in Swallow the Air. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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