Cory’s precocious and incredibly intelligent younger brother who is killed when he is only eight years old after his mother, Benedita, runs over him with her car while he is crouched in the driveway studying his pet turtle, Slowy. Alby’s death sends shockwaves of grief through the Pinto family—Alby’s father, Duarte, leaves Benedita and Cory and returns to Portugal, Benedita becomes unresponsive and borderline psychotic in her sorrow, and Cory is forced to move home in order to care for his grief-stricken mother. Though Alby is only physically present for a brief portion of the novel, the impact his death resonates deeply throughout the lives of his brother and his mother. Cory’s journey is impacted forever by the loss of his brother and his search for meaning and fulfillment in the wake of that loss.
Alby Pinto Character Timeline in The Female Persuasion
The timeline below shows where the character Alby Pinto appears in The Female Persuasion. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...and different from her own. In addition, Cory’s bright and intelligent baby brother, three-and-a-half year-old Alby, was remarkably fun to be around. Greer and Cory both doted constantly on Alby and... (full context)
...overwhelmed by grief. He cannot believe that his brother is truly gone and laments how Alby has simply “evaporated” from the world. Cory begins using Alby’s old notebooks to record his... (full context)