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.
Ty Cantey Character Timeline in The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
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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)
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)
...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)
...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)