White Noise


Don DeLillo

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Bob Pardee Character Analysis

Denise’s biological father. A glad-hander and natural schmoozer, he is often down on his luck and unreliably searching for new opportunities. When he arrives at Jack and Babette’s house, it is clear that he is in yet another transition period, something Denise is able to discern almost right away with an exasperated, jaded air.
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Bob Pardee Character Timeline in White Noise

The timeline below shows where the character Bob Pardee appears in White Noise. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12
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Returning from his German lessons, Jack finds Babette’s ex-husband, Bob Pardee , in the kitchen. Bob, who is Denise’s biological father, wants to take everyone to... (full context)