The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

by

Jeffrey Hobbs

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One of Robert Peace and Jeff Hobbs’s freshman roommates, Ty Cantey is a hugely talented athlete and student who’s nonetheless forced to rethink his career ambitions after attending medical school. Like Robert, he’s a groomsman at Jeff’s wedding, and like Jeff, he endures a lot of frustrations and setbacks in his mid-twenties, after many years of success.
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Ty Cantey Character Timeline in The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

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Chapter 6
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...and Robert’s other two roommates arrive: Dan Murray, a preppy “white guy from Seattle,” and Ty Cantey, half-black, half-Asian, and like Jeff, a track star. Ty and Jeff end up sharing... (full context)
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Robert also confesses that he’s trying to “screw” Ty by setting him up with an unattractive date. Robert and Ty generally get along well:... (full context)
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...with Jeff (the four of them have agreed to stay together after freshman year). However, Ty has a serious girlfriend, and Dan Murray spends most of his time with “a popular... (full context)
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Junior year, Jeff, Ty, and Robert have moved off campus to live in their own apartment. Tavarus and Julius... (full context)
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In September 2001, senior year begins. Jeff vividly remembers sitting in his dorm room with Ty and Robert, watching the collapse of the Twin Towers. Robert spends the evening at Anwar... (full context)
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As spring rolls around, Jeff and Ty realize that they’ve never seen Robert play water polo, even though he’s captain of his... (full context)
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...gets no answer. Jeff realizes that he has no way of contacting his friend. Eventually, Ty emails Jeff Robert’s new number. Jeff calls Robert, and Robert explains that he’s been teaching... (full context)
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...visit the Penn Relays, a popular sporting event in Philadelphia, and meet up with Robert, Ty Cantey, and some other Yale friends. Jeff notices that both of his roommates seem worn-out... (full context)
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Both Robert and Ty are groomsmen at Jeff’s wedding. The former roommates have a great time drinking and dancing.... (full context)
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Jeff and Ty get together and reminisce about college. They admit they haven’t heard from Robert in a... (full context)
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...a baby daughter, and they’re badly in debt. Jeff sometimes envies people like Robert and Ty, whom he believes to have majored in subjects that can provide them with more career... (full context)