Circling the Sun by Paula McLain Summary Study Guide

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Beryl: Beryl is a white girl raised in Kenya who likes to race horses. She bones a lot of guys and goes through husbands like toilet paper.


Charles:  Beryl's dad. He goes to Africa to start a farm. His wife immediately abandons him.


Jock: Jock is Beryl's first husband. He can't get an erection around Beryl, so having sex with him is like having sex with a two week old banana.


Boy: Boy is the ranch manager who bones Beryl while she is married to Jock. Unlike Jock, Boy can get erections.


Mansfield: Mansfield is Beryl's second husband. But he is very controlling so Beryl gets rid of him too.

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Denys: Denys is the love of Beryl's life. But she never sees much of him, he is always on safari.  He bones her a few times before dying inconveniently.


Karen: Karen is Denys' girlfriend. Denys refuses to marry her.

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