Faruq

Faruq, the interpreter. Nobody knows his last name – and they’re not even sure he’s actually called Faruq.

He’s a survivor, always keen to please whoever he’s talking to and ideally sell them something for a good price that will turn out to be bootlegged or broken. No refunds!

Cats or dogs? You want cat? I can get you cat.

When were you happiest? What about this cat? Very good price.

Who would you most like to meet? Never mind that, what about this cat? Fifty dollars. It is agreed.