In "On Monday of Last Week," Neil is Josh's father, Tracy's husband, and Kamara's employer. He's obsessive about Josh's diet and spends most of his time worrying about strangers in the neighborhood or protecting Josh from becoming depressed later in life. Neil is Jewish and wants to make sure his son stays in touch with his Jewish roots.
Neil Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Neil or refer to Neil. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Anchor Books edition of The Thing Around Your Neck published in 2009.).
On Monday of Last Week Quotes
Neil Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Neil appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
On Monday of Last Week
...Nigeria, Josh would be called "half-caste" and it would mean something positive. She remembers when Neil hired her and she learned that in America, "half-caste" is a bad word. Neil had... (full context)