One of the two men who serve as Liem’s hosts in “The Other Man,” along with Parrish Coyne. Marcus is from Hong Kong, is in his early twenties, is finishing college, and is in a romantic relationship with Parrish. He had been sent overseas for school by his father, who was an executive at a rubber company, but his father had disowned him when an ex-lover of Marcus’s had sent him very “candid” photos, revealing that he was gay. Marcus takes an interest in Liem, and when Parrish leaves for a weekend, the two kindle a romance of their own. But while Marcus and Liem share an intimate connection, Marcus does not return Liem’s expression of love, which makes Liem feel even more isolated than he had been.