Chrissy is Jonny's sister and Tom's love interest. When Tom first meets her, she's dating a former Bennie's rugby player, Davin. Tom is initially attracted to her because Chrissy is extremely beautiful; he ignores the fact that she's also genuinely interested in him and his emotional wellbeing. She checks and makes sure he's okay after Kylie gives her speech about what happened in Mumbilli, for example, and she also checks in on Tom's (nonexistent) granddad after she gives him a box of sheepskin things that are, unbeknownst to her, actually for Fin. Chrissy and Tom finally connect when she shares that her father died a few years ago after a massive stroke. They talk about how difficult it was for her to visit him and how difficult Tom finds it to visit Fin in the hospital. Their physical relationship begins when Chrissy helps Tom escape after the rugby match with St. John's, and they finally have sex for the first time at the end of the novel. Tom credits Chrissy with helping him rediscover himself after the accident and reframe his experiences in terms of their relationship milestones, not in terms of negative and accident-related instances.
Chrissy Tulake Character Timeline in The Story of Tom Brennan
The timeline below shows where the character Chrissy Tulake appears in The Story of Tom Brennan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...during practice. Brad joins Rory, Jimmy, and Tom and laughs about Davin. Rory points to Chrissy walking by and implies that she's Davin's girlfriend. Brad moans that he wants Chrissy and... (full context)
...the last week of the holiday blissful. He loves working on the chicken coop with Chrissy and Brendan. One afternoon Chrissy and Tom discuss being monogamous, but Mum interrupts them with... (full context)
...visit with Daniel while Mum talks to the social worker. Daniel wants to know about Chrissy and jokes that they've brought in strippers and alcohol for the prisoners. Taking a more... (full context)