Mitch's younger brother, a free spirit who moved to Spain and remains relatively estranged from his family. He is diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer and must travel throughout Europe to receive treatment. He is unwilling to converse with Mitch or allow him a place in his life until the end of the text, when Mitch is finally able to talk to him, followed a week later by a friendly and humorous note via fax updating Mitch on his condition.
The timeline below shows where the character Peter appears in Tuesdays with Morrie. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Fifth Tuesday: We Talk About Family
The Ninth Tuesday: We Talk About How Love Goes On
The Thirteenth Tuesday: We Talk About the Perfect Day