The Female Persuasion


Meg Wolitzer

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Rob Kadetsky Character Analysis

Greer’s father. An ex-hippie who spends his days working odd jobs, smoking marijuana, and selling protein bars as part of an apparent pyramid scheme, Rob is bewildered by his smart, thoughtful daughter’s ambitious and focused type-A personality. He and his wife, Laurel Blanken, fail to help their daughter secure the financial aid package she needs to attend her dream college, Yale, by neglecting to complete the necessary paperwork.
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Rob Kadetsky Character Timeline in The Female Persuasion

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Chapter 2
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...Greer’s youth. Greer’s mother, Laurel, is a clown who performs at libraries, and her father, Rob, is a housepainter. As a young couple, the pair had led an itinerant existence living... (full context)