A forty-something man around the time Tony begins telling his story, this Adrian doesn’t have his identity revealed until the very end of the novel. He is mentally ill and needs to be under constant care. Eventually Tony realizes that the man is Adrian’s son, but it takes much more time to realize that he is not Adrian’s son with Veronica, but rather with Veronica’s mother (Sarah Ford).
Adrian’s son (Adrian) Character Timeline in The Sense of an Ending
The timeline below shows where the character Adrian’s son (Adrian) appears in The Sense of an Ending. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...color, and expression, “corroborated” by his height and bone structure. This had to be Adrian’s son. Tony’s first reaction is to think about what he wrote in his letter to Veronica... (full context)
...gotten pregnant, and perhaps the trauma of Adrian’s suicide had affected her unborn child. Her son can’t function independently and needs constant support. Tony wonders when the diagnosis had been made,... (full context)
...reevaluate the way he always saw Adrian: in fact, he was just another version of Robson. For the first time, Tony realizes he and his friends never thought about Robson’s girlfriend... (full context)
...them. The care worker goes over to Tony and, introducing himself as Terry, says that “Adrian” (Jr.) is upset by Tony’s presence. Tony apologizes, saying he doesn’t want to upset anyone ever... (full context)